I would like to talk about cancel culture, and how it can affect someone if they go through it.
What is cancel culture?
Cancel culture is just like the extreme version of ignoring someone. However, in some more bigger cases of cancel culture, it can also mean making the person lose their job, or be hated worldwide, or even lose your friends forever. Although cancel culture seems like a horrible thing to go through, it also has some pros.
Pros of cancel culture...
- Cancel culture is like being held accountable, like Billy Bragg said earlier. It makes the person know that what they did was wrong.
- It also gives you time to reflect on what you have done. Rather than being hated on in public, you have time to yourself to think.
- It also gives others time to think. If people are really mad, you would rather be ignored than have a few dozens of people protesting at your doorstep.
- You learn your lesson. If you were told that what you did was wrong, but was never disciplined for it, you would just do it again. In my opinion, this is the biggest pro of cancel culture; you are disciplined.
Those are just some of the pros. Some people might have more reasons to why cancel culture is good, or might diasgree with my opinion. Please tell me what you think in the comments.
Cancel culture also has cons. At the start of this topic, my mind was set; cancel culture is bad. I still think that, but I also understand the pros. Here are some of the cons...
Cons of cancel culture...
- You can lose your income. Most people have a small amount of money that they can lean back on if they get cancellled, but its only a matter of time before that money runs out. That could mean that you might become poor/broke during the time you get cancellled.
- You might lose your friends permanently. You may become 'uncancelled', but some people will forever not like you because what you did was wrong. This might also include friends.
- You might find it hard to find a new job. Finding jobs is not as easy as it sounds. Even if you being cancelled was ages ago, a new job could be difficult to find.
- Your social media might be taken down. Making a new social media account is easy, but you would lose so many things such as friends on the app, who you may never be able to find online again.
I hope that after you read this, you opinion of cancel culture has changed.
In short, cancel culture being bad is a subjective opinion. Different people think different things, which is fine. But now I would like to talk about what can happen after you've stopped being cancelled. I have mentioned a few things, but I would like to go into some more detail.
What might happen after being uncancelled?
Even after people have stopped cancelling you, some very bad things could happen. For example, you might still have a sharp drop in income, leading to making less money each year, e leading to poverty. I understand that poverty might be a bit extreme, but what I'm trying to say is that loss of income is very bad. Another possible thing that could happen is that your mental state could become very bad, and some people may even become depressed. This is because some people would permanently hate you, and your scial life may never be the same. Finally, it can also make someone becaome more secretive and less talkative, meaning they would be afraid to give their opinion in case they become cancelled again. However, every human has the right to give their opinion.
Cancel culture has pros and cons, but it depends on th person. Over the term, my opinion has extremely changed. I started off thinking there was no common sense in cancelling, but now I think that it might have a reason behind it after all...
Thank you for reading my REALLY long essay about cancel culture,