How the media makes cancellation culture worse
There might not be a cancel culture without Twitter and the company.
Take one angry tweet or share on Facebook. Add hundreds or thousands of posts within a short period of time. there he is! One complaint can leave the target rushing to apologize or look for a new field of work.
There is another element to de-culture, though, one that amplifies those messages on social media in profound ways.
Journalists are staunch supporters of abolition of culture. They haven’t said much collectively, and some may be uncomfortable admitting it publicly.
Their actions say otherwise. Scream, to be more precise.
Sometimes it’s starkly obvious, like The four-part audio series from TheWrap.com about the topic. Listen closely, or just try out some sound bites, and it’s clear where Hollywood is far left on the matter.
Other times it is more accurate. Consider how often journalists rush to get the hang of a star slap in the middle of the cancellation process. Remember when Academy Award winner Halle Berry agreed to play a passing character in a five-minute feature film? Not only did she begin a short but awkward apology tour after she left the party, USA TODAY tried to squeeze more.
The Liberal Newsletter printed Perry’s book Hostage-style apology.
“As a transgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undoubtedly have the opportunity to tell their own stories…I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversations over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from That’s wrong. I pledge to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on screen, in front of and behind the camera.”
But the reporter did not finish:
USA TODAY has reached out to a Perry representative for further comments.
“More comments?” What else can you say? Additionally, there is little doubt that the actress’ rep told the “Monster’s Ball” star about additional press inquiries.
The star on social media is surrounded by one thing. If this star has also received dozens of calls from the New York Times or other outdated outlets, the pressure to respond in the only “approved” way is growing exponentially.
Call it polite bullying, or other evidence that the journalist (or responsible editor) wants to embarrass the star even more. An industry frightened at abolition of culture would do no such thing.
Today’s news editors behave in another way.
And we’re watching it again, courtesy of Dave Chappelle. The comedy icon released his latest Netflix special, “The Closer,” on October 5 on the streaming giant. Chappelle’s private presentation allows for an explanation, by most measures, of jokes that activists deemed off-limits. his critics Dubbed “transphobia”, Just like they did two years ago when he opened similar barbs “Sticks stones.”
So do journalists, who use these terms without intimidating quotations as if they were indisputably. Note that many of the same outlets will publish scare quotes about terms like “wake up” and “abolition culture” as if either of them might only exist in the minds of their critics.
The media attack on Chappelle came in several waves. Sometimes reporters use a modest number of social media posts as a weapon — fewer than three — to build a story that the comedian has gone off limits.
The story cites three tweets, one from an account they call a “Twitter user” with 200 followers.
If a news story cites you as “a Twitter user said..” your opinion is not newsworthy. It has nothing to do with the topic.
Facebook is not the problem https://t.co/R8f3xFtieo
– Stephen L Miller (@redsteeze) October 7, 2021
Other news outlets have given major coverage of Chappelle’s fierce critic who also happens to be a trans female – the “Dear White People” runner who “Cut” Netflix above your.
Some reporters tried to blame Chappelle when three far-left activists at Netflix, including an online worker who complained about the comic’s showing, were arrested for entering a company meeting without warning.
It’s not officially fake news, it’s just intentionally deceptive.
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Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special doesn’t skip ‘line on hate,’ says Ted Sarandos despite controversy; An employee who criticized passing remarks in The Closer . has been suspended https://t.co/d3OlWcYWUV
– DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD (DEADLINE) October 11, 2021
Andrew Sullivan, the famous critic who veers from Trump’s smear to the right, The media attacked Chappelle’s attacks.
“The way the elitist media portrayed us, you would think that every member of the BLT community is so fragile we can’t laugh at ourselves,” says Sullivan, who is gay.
The veteran writer isn’t done with the media yet.
In other words, the current debate isn’t about being pro- or anti-transgender, in the lazy formula of the awakened media… it’s about whether a small group of bigots, backed by every major cultural institution, can coerce or emotionally blackmail others. Saying incorrect things.
On CNN, where ratings die, both guest host and contributor have used the platform to claim Netflix subscribers cut ties with the company over “The Closer.”
Once the star is scrapped, the media is quick to revive the offense and silently question whether they should be allowed to continue their careers. country star Morgan Wallen has been cancelled To use the n-word once, in private, and not against a person of color.
He was drinking and said something inappropriate. He broadcast his extended apology tour on a major radio network.
Therefore, Wallen was suspended from his brand, lost broadcast time via traditional broadcast and radio outlets, and more. So when Wallen dared to appear on stage with fellow singer Eric Church earlier this month, Billboard couldn’t report the event as it is.
No, remember how Church and Wallen are both collaborators and friends away from the stage. Then cut to retelling Cancellation storyWith every detail he vomits as if it happened yesterday.
the message? Perhaps the Church should care more about his professional companions. Or Wallen hasn’t paid adequate penance for his intellectual crime yet.
The bigger message is crystal clear. Ordinary reporters want to abolish culture to live long and thrive, even if its victims rarely do.