Opinion

Opinion: Cultural appropriation and ‘cancel’ culture

Opinion: Cultural appropriation and ‘cancel’ culture

“Cancel” culture, by very definition, is the mass backlash to individuals that take actions deemed unfit by the public, in usually forms of social media. “Canceling” someone is a way anyone online could publicly call for accountability if they did something wrong or...

Opinion: Why cancel culture should be canceled

Opinion: Why cancel culture should be canceled

When a celebrity or public figure has done or said something considered offensive, people withdraw support and often shame them on social media — this is known as cancel culture. In 2020, Ellen DeGeneres, a renown American comedian who hosts the Ellen DeGeneres show,...

Opinion: The pitfalls and positives of cancel culture

Opinion: The pitfalls and positives of cancel culture

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assualt, Blackface, and Suicide.  Is it just me, or does it feel like everyone and their mother was “canceled” over the last weekend? From Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson to Jimmy Kimmel to Justin Bieber and Ansel Elgort, multiple “is Over Party”...