The Left loves to pretend that cancel culture doesn’t exist.
Meanwhile, leftists rejoice any time a public—or private—figure gets canceled.
And one pop princess said something about cancel culture that drove the Left mad.
The Left argues that cancel culture is simply “accountability culture,” but that’s a lie.
If that were true, they wouldn’t scour people’s Twitter history in search of something to be offended about.
Leftists mobs experience a euphoric high when they take down a celebrity.
Such was the case when rapper DaBaby was put through the wringer for making controversial statements about the gay community.
Suddenly he lost endorsement deals and was removed from a concert lineup.
He issued an apology, but it didn’t quell the cancel mob.
But pop singer Miley Cyrus took a different direction and said that forgiveness is better than “cancelation.”
Cyrus is no stranger to controversy and often models the destructive behavior of the cultural Left, but she made a salient point about cancel culture.
In a social media post, Cyrus said:
“The Internet can fuel a lot of hate & anger and is the nucleus of cancel culture…but I believe it can also be a place filled with education, conversation, communication & connection. It’s easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hearts and minds. There’s no more room for division if we want to keep seeing progress! Knowledge is power! I know I still have so much to learn!”
Cyrus is right that social media serves as an accelerant for pitchfork behavior online.
And weak-kneed corporations have shown that it doesn’t take many voices to launch a successful cancel campaign.
The Left has gone so “woke” that celebrities are having their careers ruined for nonsensical reasons.
Mumford & Sons banjoist Winston Marshall was forced to quit the band after he praised independent journalist Andy Ngo on his book detailing the authoritarian tactics of Antifa.
Because Ngo is hated by the Left, it is verboten to show him any support at all.
Unfortunately for Cyrus, the hard Left isn’t interested in grace.
There is no room for forgiveness inside their hateful ideology.
Many liberals found this out the hard way when they published the Harper’s letter, a list of center-left liberals and progressives decrying cancel culture.
Amid backlash to the letter, some of the signatories took their names off the list because they couldn’t bear the ignominy of being included with “transphobe” JK Rowling.
Rowling, a dyed-in-the-wool progressive, isn’t “woke” enough because she holds traditional views on gender identity.
The Left has moved so quickly, the definition of “woman” has become controversial.
Non-woke liberals seem to be waiting for the sea of change to happen where society goes back to something approximating normal, but that won’t happen unless liberals fight off their left flank.
Thus far, not enough liberals are willing to do it, so cancel culture persists.