Reedy Reveals: School Opinions on Cancel Culture


In recent years cancel culture has become a huge part of social media. Often many celebrities and social media stars will get “cancelled”’ for saying or doing something that society sees as problematic. People have a wide variety of opinions as to whether cancelling problematic people is truly beneficial to society including Reedy Students. 

“Cancel culture is very effective because it gets the job done by getting rid of all the evil people in the world… People come together to join forces and attack the weak links and individuals that are disrupting society. “ said Aman Arkala.

While some people think cancel culture is beneficial, others believe that it is dismissive.

“I don’t think it’s necessary because at the end of the day, everybody’s gonna have their different opinions and I don’t think that people should get cancelled just for having different opinions.” said Anna Humphrey.

Since so many people are a part of cancel culture, what is and isn’t considered problematic is widely debated.

“If the majority of a population, the overarching majority, not just two thirds, mauve nine tenths and so on and so forth, feel that a specific set of morals is incorrect, then I’m sure that people could be cancelled for that in some sense,” said Tyler Earwood.

Social media has greatly impacted our society, cancel culture included.

“As a society today we rely on social media for various things and we will continue to do so, meaning that cancel culture via social platforms will always be present in our society,” said Abhinav Rajkumar.

Though getting cancelled is usually deemed as final, some believe that people can change.

“I think people need to be held accountable for their actions,” said Paige Toran, “but I also think that there are some instances where if someone can show and prove that they have developed as a person and developed their character then it shouldn’t be taken so heavily,” said Paige Toran.

Usually cancel culture is seen as a societal construct, but some people see through to the biology of it all.

“Everybody has their own set of morals and it has developed differently through everyone through biological evolution, so it really just depends on how their brain works,” said Tyler Earwood.