Cancel Culture (n): the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure (credit: Merriam-Webster)
After considering a social media discussion about Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain along with an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (linked) Kristi and Lindsey discuss the repercussions of “Cancel Culture”, especially when things are taken out of context. We also discuss the difference between banning books and banning people.
Referenced in the episode:
– Jane Austen novels
– Carlos Whitaker (@loswhit on Instagram)
– Morgan Wallen
– Feel the Beat (Netflix)
– Banned book list
Remember that one mistake does not define you and that cancelling others denies you the chance to grow by learning from someone who thinks differently and someone else the opportunity for redemption.
* Please note that we are discussing general social interactions in this episode. There is definitely a line beyond which certain actions/words are not okay.
Intro/Outro music by GoodBMusic from Pixabay