A modern internet phenomenon where a person is ejected from influence or fame by questionable actions. It is caused by a critical mass of people who are quick to judge and slow to question. It is commonly caused by an accusation, whether that accusation has merit or not. It is a direct result of the ignorance of people caused communication technologies outpacing the growth in available knowledge of a person.
Sadly he was a victim of cancel culture.
by NicholsSA August 29, 2019
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Cancel culture is just a bunch of narcissistic psychopaths on social media who vilifies people to feel important. They always take the chance when given and stretch it as much as they can, as long as they can create a narrative that portrays people in a bad light, no matter the fucking context. Their intent is more about self-empowerment rather than resolving a problem, not actually giving a flying fuck whether people improve or not. What they want in the end is always useless fucking selfish prestige instead of thoughtful and considerate nourishment of other people.

If you genuinely want someone to learn their mistakes, how about just holding people accountable instead of fuelling your fucking worthless ego by causing more harm than they originally did? How about moving on with your own fucking life instead of wasting your goddamn time nitpicking in other people’s lives?

The people who partake in cancel culture are objectively the most counter-intuitive and unproductive group of hive-minded hypocrites on the Internet. They call others out without any second thought and throw out all logic, meanwhile silencing all opposing voices, all with the purpose of continuing their pointless fucking agenda. The worst scenario is when the motive for cancelling is based on something that happened years ago, and then automatically supporting the notion of that past event accurately representing the attitude of the current personality.
Do you realise you don’t need to call out everything you see on the Internet? This shit happens A LOT, and this sort of bullshit response causes more problems than before because people on the Internet will ALWAYS disagree with you no matter what. Along with that, there will be other problematic people who would mindlessly fucking join in to create this mass harassment cult, where they could potentially cyber bully people into suicide. If you see something that is quite offensive, you can simply ignore it and move onto more meaningful shit.

Cancel culture is basically the Salem witch trials of the Internet. Humanity has gone full circle.
by JananaXread December 31, 2020
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A desire to cancel out a person or community from social media platforms.

It is characterised by the response of an evil individual when they are shown to be wrong. They will call on their followers to report the social media accounts of the person or group that did the criticising rather than discussing the criticism or showing by evidence where the criticism is incorrect.

Narcissists make up the majority of the people who engage in cancel culture, and others who do this would include immature individuals.
Johnny was criticised for being vindictive against Janny and instead of discussing the problem, Johnny called on his followers to report the account, cancel culture style, of the person who made the criticism.

The McRae Boomer was offended because of some dictionary definitions he read and applied cancel culture by calling on his followers to report the definitions rather than having a good belly laugh at them.
by greatdebatecommunity February 19, 2020
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A terrible toxic habit of the internet where misinformed people who only know part of the story attack often innocent people or groups of people over something which they(the cancellers) view as bad, and continue to do so in an attempt to destroy the victim’s career with no regard for the victim’s personal life.
A bunch of uneducated rats tried to cancel Julia this morning because of a joke she made. Luckily, others came to her defense before they could so she wouldn’t be a victim of cancel culture.
by Ymmmmmmf October 15, 2020
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Cancel Culture is an internet phenomenon that has emerged due to the internet's highly dogmatic hivemind mentality, where the opinions and attitudes of the public are harmonized into one giant unanimous blob. The said blob will spontaneously accuse and reprimand anyone who rubs them the wrong way, regardless of the individual's true intention. Often, these indicted individuals aren't even aware that what they said could be viewed in a different light, it's only the people that make it seem that way.

For example, take someone who asked "can marijuana make someone as intoxicated as alcohol" on Reddit. The guy who asked it was simply bored, but the people of Reddit took offense, ambiguously assumed that they're asking to take advantage of girls, and begin exposing all their previous posts to further prove the hivemind's unfounded belief. This right here is Cancel Culture in a nutshell.

Though it's easy to single out the "social justice warriors", do not be mistaken. In reality, anyone can co-opt a cancel culture as long as they share the same dogmatic and hypersensitive attitudes of the majority. In fact, the victims of cancel culture could be anyone who has disobeyed a rule or a policy of a group/affiliation/institution.

Essentially, the gist of cancel culture is about the public (and the individuals representing the public) either making accusations about something/someone they absolutely know nothing about, or overinflating a minor and irrelevant issue.
Example 1: People bashing PewDiePie for using the n-word and making satirical jokes about Nazism are proponents of cancel culture.

Example 2: Disney firing James Gunn for his 'offensive' tweets can be attributed to cancel culture.

Example 3: Diana was kicked out of a group chat on Kik because she didn't follow one of their group rules. She wanted to re-establish bona fide connections with one of the group members (Mikayla), but she rejected her and rebuked her just because she broke one of the group rules. Mikayla has just co-opted cancel culture as there was no legitimate reason not to befriend her.

Example 4: Jason sought help on r/FamilyAdvice because his abusive father kept beating his mother and threatening her and Jason. He admitted that he finally had enough and stood up for his mother by throwing a saucepan at his father. As a result of cancel culture, the people of Reddit decided on a whim that—despite the wickedness of his abusive father—Jason was the one that deserved all the blame because he hit him with a saucepan. This is because public opinion on Reddit upholds the traditional belief to always honor your parents no matter what. Thus, because of cancel culture, the true severity of Jason's situation was never taken into light, and his post (and other comments supporting him) were unfortunately downvoted to oblivion.
by UltimateDoge July 26, 2020
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A controversial social trend characterized by use of electronic communication usually in the form social media; mob mentality; the acting of individuals not appointed by any government as accuser, judge, jury, and executioner regarding a perceived (often not actually illegal or thoroughly investigated) moral infraction; and deliberate use of shaming to damage to the victim's financial, psychological, and social well- being as punishment rather than usual forms of justice.
While cancel culture is seen by some to deliver justice to evil people that never received it and therefore protects their victims, others criticize it for lacking features of proper justice.
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Cancel Culture is when a large mob of people come together to relentlessly attack a certain person over an accusation of some kind, which later on is usually proven false
Generally the accusation starts on Twitter, the original gets questioned then deleted but the mob has already started attacking and the person who made the accusation can enjoy a boost in followers.
“Cancel Culture has gone too far, jontron is not a fuckin nazi
by LuigiCatKing YT August 27, 2019
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