In today’s culture, the world is exposed to a critical and judgmental way of thinking. “Cancel culture” is widespread and affects everyone. With the helpful watch of social media, people monitor and record every move. Anyone with access to the internet freely comments and criticizes others.
As defined by the New York Post, cancel culture is “the phenomenon of promoting the ‘canceling’ of people, brands and even shows and movies due to what some consider to be offensive or problematic remarks or ideologies.” This concept is not something that is new, but social media empowers users to express negative commentary on a far-reaching platform.
THE WORLD AS THE UNRIGHTEOUS JUDGE
In this right, what became known as cancel culture gives people the right to condemn one another. What power or higher moral ground gives people this right? As observers of individuals’ mistakes and faults, the general public detaches from a certain kind of empathy.