Stop Firing The Innocent: The Evils Of Cancel Culture And It’s Effects On Mental Health
The curious, but predictable case of Donald McNeil, the cancelled NYT reported.
In recent years the terms cancel culture and woke and all its various renditions, wokeness et al., have exploded in popularity. It’s impossible not to have heard of a celebrity that has not been cancelled. Journalist, artists, public figures, no one, it seems, is safe from this, the ultimate delete button that stings harder than an Amish boycott.
What prompted me to write this article was the recent cancellation attempt, quite successfully I might add, against a New York Times reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. that inevitably, invariable even, and yes, sad as it sounds, predictably, culminated in the cessation of a glorious 45-year career. You simply do not win again cancel culture.
Reading the author’s staunch defence (rightfully so) of his actions through carefully explained articles posted on Medium, — a four-part thriller no less — adding much-needed context to what actually occurred, through it all I was asking myself the same question I am about to ask you: does cancel culture make sense? And, is it a mental health risk?