Let's Cancel Cancel Culture

Published on 7 May 2021, 17:12
‘Cancel culture’ has become the weapon that fires scattershot. The concept has caused people — sometimes famous, most times not — to lose jobs, have contracts rescinded, become ostracized and shut down. Be told to shut up.

However, the term has also been weaponized to distract us from the very real possibility that people of ill will, while having every right to express themselves, also should face up to legitimate challenges to repugnant views. Is self-censoring always a bad thing?