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Is cancel culture really real?

Cancel culture is the name given to online social shunning and/or calls for an individual to lose their career or professional/social standing. These forms of personal boycotting are often aimed at celebrities or people of interest and are themselves highly controversial, often being raised as modern examples of censorship or the curtailing of free speech. However the validity of the term is also hotly debated some have questioned the fact that many of the people that are “cancelled” continue in their professional field unaffected by online ostracism, or that there is a confusion with calling out immoral behaviour and calling for someone to be “cancelled”. So, is cancel culture really real?
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No, its just part of the Culture War

The term cancel culture is just a smoke and mirror tool of the culture war and the struggle for the dominance of ideology, social values, and beliefs between differing groups. Social or political actors trying to make an ideological case on social issues (such as abortion, homosexuality, transgender rights, pornography, multiculturalism, racial viewpoints or issues of morality or lifestyle) utilise historic fear of the “mob” to gain support from those on the margins of the issue, who may not feel passionately but oppose similar issues or oppose censorship. In this way cancel culture is similar to a form of neo-McCarthyism that seeks to silence anyone advocating for social change as a censorious free-speech-hating loon.

currentaffairs.org/2021/01/the-international-phenomenon-of-cancel-culture fair.org/home/panic-over-cancel-culture-is-another-example-of-right-wing-projection youtube.com/watch?v=Ns_qnfUqEJI

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