Final piece - defend or prosecutre

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Final piece - Defend or prosecute

Introduction:

Over the past few years, a small minority of people - the cancelers - have caused upset within the public due to blocking people (including celebrities) from sharing their opinions and having the right to speak freely. Many people believe that something must be done about this unjust situation

Defend:

Many people believe that Cancel Culture should be kept. They think this because it is believed to be a correct way to punish people who have done wrong. This also takes away their freedom of speech, which, if they are explaining rude dialogue, will be stopped on social media, that billions of people use each day. This consequence is given credit to help educate the population what they-the cancelled citizen-has done wrong and the reason for them being cancelled. These people trust that this way of dealing out justice is correct and should still be used in today's world.

A large percentage of people feel that Cancel Culture should not be blocked because it is detecting wrong doing throughout that country's citadel. This is a good way for it to be unbiased because the internet is made of many opinions. For example: a famous author was once canceled for posting rude and offencive comments about transgender people.

Prosecute:

A majority of people believe that cancel culture should be removed, these are the reasons

Reason 1: Unfair punishments

Cancel culture is bad as it can make unfair punishments a lot of the time, like imagine a person said something bad a long time ago, yes it was wrong but they could have changed. Now imagine that person gets cancelled from the world and social media just because of that, unfair right? This is what cancel culture is doing, it's the complete opposite of freedom of speech, because it’s silencing people who dont deserve it.

Reason 2: Losing jobs

Going further into why cancel culture is bad could be that the person affected by it could affect more people, that could affect even more people and so on until everyone is affected by it. This means that a whole civilisation of people could then go on to poverty, and have no support to fend off the online attacks that are still aimed at them, if they have also been cancelled along with the employer.

Reason 3: Ripple effect

Cancel culture is bad as it can make a ripple effect happening, here is an example for the bad things that can happen. Imagine Jeff Bezos gets cancelled for being mean to workers and not giving enough pay, first many people would lose their job. And many families would lose their source of food. And people who use it as a part time job could not prepare for their future job. And once the stocks are lost and the hedge fund comes, the economy starts to crash.

Reason 4: Perception

Even though it may seem a lot of people are cancelling and it's a majority, the people who start are making perception, this means they are making it look like they have more supporters that they do, and slowly when they do that more people join them as they want to be in the majority, this is just a cheat code way to get somebody you don’t like cancelled by making a small thing they did big with a little perception

Comments (2)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    15 Jul 2021

    Really well-written, content_eagle. Which of the four reasons is the strongest, do you think?

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  • Cheam Common logo content_eagle | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    15 Jul 2021

    I think that reason 1 (unfair punishments) is the strongest as the others are kind of just adding and are in only some situations while reason 1 happens a large amount of the times cancel culture happens, which is why I think reason 1 is the strongest.

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