#41 Picture this!

02 July 2021

Winners Announced!

Well done to everyone who entered the competition this week - we were very impressed with how many different reasons you came up with! Our winners this time are…

adaptable_beetle of Boutcher C of E Primary School, who used an example from their conversations in class to explain why they think Picture A represents cancel culture best

and

extraordinary_dinosaur of Hammond Junior School, who thinks that Picture B is more convincing because it shows how cancel culture makes people feel small and powerless.

Great work!We are coming up to half-way through the Issue, so for this week's challenge you'll be reflecting on what you've learnt about cancel culture so far.


For this competition, you should say which of the following pictures best represents cancel culture and WHY.

PICTURE A =

PICTURE A


PICTURE B =

PICTURE B

The best entries this week will use the word "because" and include more than one reason. For example, you could say something like:

"I think PICTURE A/PICTURE B best shows what cancel culture is like BECAUSE...(insert reason here). I also chose this picture BECAUSE...(insert another reason here).

BONUS CHALLENGE: what could you add to your chosen picture to make it even better at showing what cancel culture is like?


The deadline for entries is Friday July 2nd at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!

Comments (95)

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_octopus | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    25 Jun 2021

    I think picture b represents Cancel Culture better because it’s a pencil with a rubber and a rubber you use to get rid of something so you are cancelling(rubbing out like a rubber) them out.

    1. talented_pineapple | Harris Academy Wimbledon
      fulfilled_octopus's comment 01 Jul 2021

      That is clever! Well done fulfilled_octopus!

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_writer | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    25 Jun 2021

    you shouldn't cancel people out because someone doesn't agree with you. You shouldn't cancel people out and never tell people to start a cancel culture gang just on one person.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg storytelling_starfish | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    25 Jun 2021

    I think that picture A shows what cancel culture is because people are showing discrimination and jealousy. I also chose this picture because people are cancelling her out,leaving her out and are ignoring her.

    1. The Sherwood School busy_penguin | The Sherwood School
      storytelling_starfish's comment 01 Jul 2021

      I agree with you because this woman is getting shouted at and it is really unfair.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_writer | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    25 Jun 2021

    You shouldnt cancel people out

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg free_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    25 Jun 2021

    A beacause people are fighting against women with a carrier bag and B is only a picture of a colossal pencil with the words stated ‘ cancel culture’

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg engaging_planet | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    25 Jun 2021

    proactive_newspaper and me think that picture A shows cancel culture the best because the photo shows a woman being yelled and pointed at by the public.Where as,photo B shows a man holding a pencil that says cancel culture and that doesnt realy show cancel culture.

    thank you for listening to engaging_planet and proactive_newspaper

  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg modest_donkey | John Ray Junior School
    25 Jun 2021

    I think that picture A represents cancel culture more because it shows that ‘cancelled’ people are separated from the people who cancel them, and the people who are witnesses. However, picture B also shows cancel culture as it shows someone trying to fight it off.

  • Manor Park logo selfassured_journalist | Manor Park Primary Academy
    25 Jun 2021

    I think Picture B shows cancel culture the best as it shows a small boy pushing at a huge pencil. I chose this because it highlights the power of cancelling over one person. He fights for his rights and self esteem while being beaten up by the overpowering, huge pencil. I also chose this because the rubber is aimed at the boy, attempting to erase him from existence. That's the only thing it achieves-making people feel alone with no purpose. My chosen picture could be improved by labelling it start and making that half the picture. The other half should be labelled end and have the boy struggling without the pencil. It shows removal of hope and support.

  • Cheam Park logo eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    25 Jun 2021

    eager_reflection here,

    I think that picture B best depicts cancel culture through the use of the eraser as a metaphor. Similarly to how an eraser can remove something quickly, cancelling someone can also happen very quickly through destroying someone's career and leaving them unemployed without much chance of getting another job. However, although an eraser can completely remove something, cancel culture does not completely remove the person. This is shown through the person holding a pencil against the eraser. This image shows how a person may try to explain and apologise in writing about what they have been accused of, but this does not necessarily mean that others with listen to their reasoning. Cancel culture has been written in large bold font overbearing the person, which shows the huge impact that cancel culture can have on that person's life and wellbeing. It would be very difficult to overcome cancel culture since it bears such large weight. The pencils also remind me of the saying: 'the pen is mightier than the sword' in the way that it suggests how powerful and effective written communication can be. It is that powerful that it can cost someone their job.

    Thank you for reading.

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_drum | Upton Cross Primary School
    26 Jun 2021

    I think PICTURE A best shows what cancel culture is like because it shows one person against a bunch of furious people who are waving their hands in the air shouting at that woman. I also chose this picture, because it shows discrimination, and the angry people aren’t allowing her to speak by trying to cancel her.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_grapefruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
    26 Jun 2021

    I think the picture that represents cancel culture the best is picture B because it looks like the person holding the small pencil is being squashed by a larger pencil which represents people wanting to cancel that person and it also represents cancel culture. The person is trying to ‘fight back’ but is very small and is disliked by many people and therefore being ‘squashed’.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg skillful_conclusion | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    26 Jun 2021

    Hi it's skillful_conclusion
    I think picture A best shows cancel culture because 'Cancel Culture' is when someone doesn't agree with you or when everyone doesn't agree with you. For example a movie presenter make movies right , and then a person from social media spends rumors about you saying you did something wrong. Also when that person tries to get sort of like a gang to be against you/ disagree. I chose this picture because picture A actually says what 'Cancel Culture' is without saying what it actually is, but picture B just is a man with a pencil, pointing at another pencil that says 'Cancel Culture' in the middle.
    Thank you for reading
    skillful_conclusion.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg adaptable_beetle | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    27 Jun 2021

    The reason that picture A is most likely to be represented as cancel culture is because it reminded me about one of the situations we were looking at class. The example was: Inge who was a author had said some that many people online had found offensive, she began to lose followers and her fandom and popularity.

    Now for picture A we can see kind of the same thing happening to this women but we dint know what she has done. For example if she said dogs are better than cats then she w0uldn't deserve to be cancelled but if it was a racist comment of course she would deserve it. Therefore I would say that A would show a better meaning of cancelled.

    To give an opinion on B I would say that it does show cancelled but showing a different type of it. In my opinion I think that B shows a man who is about to get cancelled but he tries to prove his innocence just by himself.

    adaptable_beetle

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_shark | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    27 Jun 2021

    Cancel culture is the act of a lot of people blocking or not listening to someone on the media, based on something wrong that they have said or done. Photo A shows cancel culture because people are isolating, ridiculing and judging her.

  • The Sherwood School best_planet | The Sherwood School
    27 Jun 2021

    I think picture A describes cancel culture because it shows everyone shouting at her and making her bad for her opinion. In my mind it pictures someone is at a singing and she sings bad and everyone is hating on her for her singing.

  • Manor Park logo balanced_cloudberry | Manor Park Primary Academy
    27 Jun 2021

    I think picture A best shows what cancel culture is like because there are lots of people against one person and her facial expression does not look good. I also chose this picture because people are protesting against her and crossing their arms in anger.

    1. The Sherwood School busy_penguin | The Sherwood School
      balanced_cloudberry's comment 01 Jul 2021

      I agree with you on PICTURE A.

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg shining_journalist | Upton Cross Primary School
    28 Jun 2021

    Hi, shining_journalist here!
    I believe that picture A is representing discrimination of the people who believe that culture, as well as that it also shows that many people are against the idea of the culture that they believe in and also they might not know the main meaning/reason of the culture that they do

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg productive_starfish | New Horizons Children's Academy
    28 Jun 2021

    Hello everyone, productive-starfish here!!
    I believe that picture A shows cancel culture best because it is showing everyone ganging up on one person who is weak and fragile when they are by themselves. The picture shows that they have no power against the people who are trying to cancel them but in picture B it shows people trying to erase a person, but when someone is cancelling someone, you just try and make them feel alone/by themselves/not being able to share your feelings with others but you don't try to erase them. Put a stop to cancel culture. It leaves scars.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg modest_river | New Horizons Children's Academy
    28 Jun 2021

    I think picture B represents cancel culture the most as it displays many people going against and cancelling one person and it shows how much power the people have as there is many and more of them which could be an example of cancel culture.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg serious_night | New Horizons Children's Academy
    28 Jun 2021

    I think that picture A shows what cancel culture is because people are showing unfairness and envy
    /. I also chose this picture because people are ,leaving her out and are ignoring her.

  • Hammond School logo reflective_artic_fox | Hammond Junior School C
    28 Jun 2021

    reflective_artic_fox here, I am quite sorry that I haven't been on frequently on the hub. It is because at home, I am writing a book, and frankly, it's been taking quite a lot of my time. So I just wanted to apologise for that.

    I think that picture B demonstrates cancel culture best as it depicts someone trying to defend themselves from a much larger force. It also, unlike picture A, helps you to understand the sheer amount of weight and impact the 'cancellers' have. Picture B also acts as if they are trying to rub out the person, and exclude them. I quite liked the personification in picture 2 as well, because the likeness between them and real-life cancelling was high. another way to interpret it is that it's almost as if he's trying to write something and have a voice and opinion but his way is being blocked by the larger one. This also relates to cancel-culture as it in session 2 it shows, although maybe fictional, the stories of some people trying to almost 'redeem' themselves. Picture A also represents similar things, however in my opinion B is a little more broader.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      reflective_artic_fox's comment 29 Jun 2021

      Wow, writing a book sounds fun!

    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      reflective_artic_fox's comment 29 Jun 2021

      Wow, writing a book sounds fun!

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg careful_science | Faringdon Community College
    28 Jun 2021

    My name is careful_science, this is my view. Hope you consider.

    I personally think that picture B symbolises cancel culture the most due to the fact that the different sizes of pencil are very prominent. Those -in my mind- shows that, on both sides (the cancel-er and the cancel-e) there is a team if you will, a force which is arguing: for and against said person or subject being cancelled. Yet, one force is sufficiently larger than the other. As well as that, the fact that it is a rubber, shows that you are not only trying to remove this thing, but trying to completely erase it.

    Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg delightful_effort | Michael Faraday School
    28 Jun 2021

    I think that Picture A shows what cancel culture is more than B because it shows a women standing in the 'cancelled' circle and it shows that there are people all around her that are happy that she is being cancelled. I also do think picture B also shows cancel culture in a way because people are using a HUGE pencil to erase that man but he is trying his best to fight back with a smaller pencil to stop them from succeeding but the reason I think Picture A represents cancel culture more is because it shows that the woman is being separated from the others because she is being disliked and hated for something. In my OPINION, I also think she is too scared to stand up for herself because there are so many people who are against her. People chose her to be cancelled.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    28 Jun 2021

    I think that picture b best shows that cancel culture can be a big thing and that trying out your life can be very difficult since people might not forgive you for what you’ve done.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg peaceful_cookie | Michael Faraday School
    29 Jun 2021

    Personally I think that picture A shows more about what cancel culture is because in picture B it looks like somebody is writing it down and usually cancel culture is on social media or in person. Picture A shows that someone is being cancelled in person though. So I believe picture A shows more about cancel culture than picture B.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_dove | Michael Faraday School
    29 Jun 2021

    I think the picture A best represents cancel culture because there is a woman that is cornered by herself with no one on her side and there is a side with a group of people giving accusations of what she had done and the unfair situation at hand and and people ignoring her and not listening to her point of view.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg articulate_concept | Michael Faraday School
    29 Jun 2021

    I think A describes cancel culture better than B because it shows how that person has been cancelled . In the picture it shows a woman being shamed while standing on a sign that says cancelled. Also people around her are happy that she is being cancelled and crowding around her. This shows that she might have done something wrong and she is paying the price.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg busy_chicken | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    29 Jun 2021

    I think picture A because the woman is standing on the cancel sign and maybe the people are fighting against her disagreeing to cancel culture

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg storytelling_king | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    29 Jun 2021

    I think Picture A shows cancel culture better because it shows that some of the cancellers aren't joining in but are too nervous to speak up (similar to modern day life) but others are really giving the person a hard time. Another reason for it being a better picture is because the person being cancelled looks shocked, like she hadn't done anything wrong, even though she is getting cancelled.

  • Hammond School logo rhetorical_interaction | Hammond Junior School C
    29 Jun 2021

    I think A as cancel culture doesn't remove your freedom of speech all it does is mean some people don't listen to you

  • Hammond School logo funny_meteor | Hammond Junior School A
    29 Jun 2021

    Picture B is like the rubber is erasing their career

  • Hammond School logo poetic_passionfruit | Hammond Junior School A
    29 Jun 2021

    I believe that picture b best demonstrates cancel culture because if you take a look at it, there is a man holding a pencil and a rubber which is playing the part of cancel culture. The man is trying to protect himself from a larger more complex force by re writing what the rubber erased. It shows that the cancellers have more power than the cancelled and how large that difference is.

  • Hammond School logo funny_meteor | Hammond Junior School A
    29 Jun 2021

    Picture A the lady has been cancelled because of something she has done even though it could have just been one thing so her career has been ruined because of one thing she said.

  • Hammond School logo extraordinary_dinosaur | Hammond Junior School A
    29 Jun 2021

    I feel picture B represents cancel culture the best because when you get cancelled it is kind of rubbing out all traces of media. And the rubber represents people trying to get someone cancelled and the mini person with the pencil trying to fight back represents the person who is trying to not get cancelled and I feel the reason why the person is so small and the rubber is so big is because it's like everyone is trying to get the smaller person cancelled and no one is sticking up for them. Adding on, the rubber is so big which shows lots of people fighting against one person and one person has to fight all that weight of the problem.

  • Hammond School logo wondrous_drum | Hammond Junior School A
    29 Jun 2021

    I think pic a show a better example because it is singling out the person because thats what happens in canel culture

  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy hopeful_shark | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    29 Jun 2021

    Arguably, both pictures show cancel culture to some extent. Picture A shows the judgmental side, discriminating one person's views because they are seen as wrong, but picture B suggests how someone would be feeling under the pressure of being judged. Feeling like their views are being erased along with any other opinion that person may have. Picture A suggests how the person would feel alone and put on a pedestal, but not in celebration, they're brought to the forefront of everything and judged on whatever they say.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg fierce_tangerine | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    29 Jun 2021

    I feel like picture B is someone who is the start of a new change because it seems that they are using the small they have (their small pencil) to push away the big threat which is larger(The big pencil). It shows you can do something alone but together you can do alot greater.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg knowledgeable_cookie | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    29 Jun 2021

    I think Picture B represents cancel culture more because Picture A looks as if it is picking on a specific ethnicity or community. Picture A doesn't specific that it's specifically about cancel culture, but Picture B is more clear that it is cancelling culture and not just a singular person.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg communicative_chocolate | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    29 Jun 2021

    Picture A shows a woman standing alone with a group of people protesting around her. This suggests that she has done something that other people do not agree with and they are discriminating against her because of it. The women is standing in a position that makes me believe that she is frightened by the people around her. People throwing their hands in the air suggests to me that they are trying to scare her.

    Picture B shows a man holding a small pencil while a larger pencil saying 'cancel culture'. Because the other pencil is bigger it makes me thing that the pencil represents the people cancelling them has more power and the individual has a small pencil meaning that he doesn't have enough power to defend himself. This suggests that people who are being cancelled by others feel powerless over the people surrounding them.

    I believe that picture A represents 'cancel culture' better because it shows that anyone can be cancelled and anyone can cancel others. It isn't just celebrities that can be cancelled , it can be people that you see everyday. Anyone in your life can turn against you and all the people around her represent people who all look the same and would have something in common.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg knowledgeable_cookie | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    29 Jun 2021

    BONUS CHALLENGE: I think News reporters and flashing lights should be added to picture A to make it more realistic and emphasise that news reporters play a big part in cancel culture.

    1. The Sherwood School terrific_hurricane | The Sherwood School
      knowledgeable_cookie's comment 01 Jul 2021

      I agree with you because picture a shows a better picture in the outside.

  • Cheam Fields logo loved_planet | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A
    29 Jun 2021

    I think both pictures show cancel culture because picture A shows when many people cancel you, you feel like you've been stamped to the centre of their attention. However picture B shows that you have been rubbed out, ignored completely and squished under the pressure and stress of being cancelled.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_mulberry | Michael Faraday School
    30 Jun 2021

    I think PICTURE B best represents cancel culture because the massive pencil is a crowd of people trying the cancel the little person and all they have to fight back is a tiny pencil (basically nothing). It also shows how people who get cancelled never really get to explain the situation or apologise for what they have done, instead they are shut out and cast away from everyone.

  • Cheam Common logo wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    30 Jun 2021

    I think picture B is a better metaphor for cancel culture. This is because it shows a small boy with a pencil fighting against a humongous pencil (cancel culture). I think it represents cancel culture because the pencil is trying to erase the boy out of existence and the boy is trying to fend it off with a pencil. I'd like to think that he was writing some sort of apology when cancel culture came. This is why I do not like people being cancelled - they could be sorry. As well as that, I think that the size of the boy's pencil and the cancel culture pencil is like a diagram showing the boy's support and cancel culture's support. It shows that cancel culture is huge and cannot be stopped easily.

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg ingenious_independence | Upton Cross Primary School
    30 Jun 2021

    I believe that picture B best shows CANCEL CULTURE because there is a person making the pencil straight which makes me believe he is doing of which is called CANCEL CULTURE. On the other hand picture A shows a band of people having like a protest which of whom has someone standing on the word ' CANCEL '. If I would add something to picture B it would be the word'(s) CANCEL CULTURE on a piece of paper, half rubbed out. For picture A I would add a opposition (Against CANCEL CULTURE) protesters and some police officers on either side.

    Thank You For Reading
    Yours Sincerely

    - Ingenious_Independence

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_lion | Upton Cross Primary School
    30 Jun 2021

    I believe that picture B shows cancel culture slightly more because it has a pencil with a rubber at the end of it and it looks as if something was or will be rubbed out like something or somebody is being cancelled from some form of social media.On the other hand it looks as if picture A has people protesting AGAINST cancel culture. If I was able to add something to the picture I would add a paper and writing that is being rubbed out or is about to be rubbed out.
    -Decisive_lion.

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_drum | Upton Cross Primary School
    30 Jun 2021

    I think PICTURE A best shows what cancel culture is like because it shows one person against a bunch of furious people who are waving their hands in the air shouting at that woman. I also chose this picture, because it shows discrimination, and the angry people aren’t allowing her to speak by trying to cancel her.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_pigeon | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    30 Jun 2021

    I think picture B best represents cancel culture, because it makes cancel culture feel like an inevitable force. It shows how little power someone has when they are being cancelled, with the two pencils representing their opinion against the shared opinions of people who are a part of cancel culture. Picture A does represent cancel culture well, but it only shows what happens at the end of the cancelling process. Picture B shows the hopeless struggle someone will have trying to avoid being cancelled. Sadly for them, once the cancelling starts, no matter how hard you try, there is a high chance you will get cancelled. The giant pencil could show how much people can overreact to a small situation and make it seem much worse than it actually is.

  • Cheam Fields logo allowing_idea | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A
    30 Jun 2021

    I think that PICTURE B shows a better demonstration of the topic, "cancel culture" because the person is holding a pencil and a rubber are lots of people against the pencil. For example, the rubber can erase the pencil, which is the same as a human's thoughts, sayings or doings being cancelled for a particular reason.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg clever_shark | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    30 Jun 2021

    I think picture B best shows what cancel culture is through the use of pencils. The pencils show how unjust the situation is as their is a clear unbalance of power. This is shown through both the size and placement of the pencil, the sheer size of the bigger pencil makes it look threatening and more important than the smaller one, as well as this the bigger pencil being placed in a high and menacingly pointing at the smaller pencil. The size of the pencil may also show how many people back up what the pencil is trying to do as the littler one has only one person supporting it and may find the bigger pencil overwhelming. The bigger pencil represents the opposing sides disrespectful view as it is holding the rubber at the ready to try to rub what ever the pencil will try to say. This also shows cancel culture better than picture A because unlike picture A it shows the emotions it can provoke from the victim of cancel culture the person in the picture seems defensive and may feel threatened by the bigger pencil as they hold their own pencil like a sword trying to protect themselves.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that picture B represents cancel culture more accurately. Picture B depicts a giant rubber, represents cancel culture, seems to be erasing the person holding the pencil. I think this shows cancel culture 'easing' someone opinions/views.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg wondrous_artist | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    Picture A could symbolise, society nowadays. This women could be getting canceled because of her appearance or it could be because of her trying to share her opinion. She could be trying to protest about something, like the suffrage, but others seem reluctant to support for this. Or it could potentially show that the women has stood up for herself but others are being shallow and insensitive towards her. To me now, people can't say anything nor agree with something without it turning into a debate. However, it gives a good example of society naive and unconscious of what's around them. We won't stand up for a miscarriage of justice due to us staying in our shell, isolating for others. Famous remodels like Rosa Parks, willing to face the consequences to make a change that will benefit the world.

  • The Sherwood School busy_penguin | The Sherwood School
    01 Jul 2021

    I think that picture A shows what cancel culture is because people are showing discrimination and jealousy. This woman is getting cancelling her out and they are ignoring her.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_bassoon | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think that picture B best represents cancel culture. This is because the large rubber shows that there are usually a large group of people who try to cancel someone. The other person is desperately trying to defend themselves against the huge rubber, which represents how desperate victims are and the little defence and support that they receive. However, they do have a small chance to defend themselves with the small weapon that they have, just like reality where victims sometimes are not cancelled from the public's attempts. This shows cancel culture better than picture A, as it shows that the person is more threatened by the larger force.

  • observant_pineapple | Harris Academy Wimbledon
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that Picture A shows the inequality between people and how people are racist and discriminating to each other. It shows how people are all together to vote out someone and agree with it. The fact that everyone is cheering for the cancellation of the person makes it much more depressing to people like me who believe that discrimination is not alright. DO NOT judge a book by its front cover.

  • The Sherwood School giving_watermelon | The Sherwood School
    01 Jul 2021

    I think in picture A they are juding she because she must of said somethink bad

  • The Sherwood School busy_penguin | The Sherwood School
    01 Jul 2021

    I think PICTURE B is like you can rub out pencil with a rubber. This also shows that a person can cancel anyone but they need to have the right to do it and they have to be correct because if they are not correct then they are just canceling them with no reason.

  • The Sherwood School terrific_hurricane | The Sherwood School
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture A shows a bit more of a perspective than picture B because you can see that a woman is being cancelled from other stuff

  • Cheam Common logo awesome_atmosphere | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture A best represents cancel culture because the 2nd one looks like the person is trying to battle it but usually there are to many people for you to have your say.

  • Cheam Common logo jubilant_dinosaur | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture B, because it represents a person being rubbed out by the cancellers, why he tries to fight back, but he won't win because his support is less (this is represented as the smaller pencil). It could also show how big the force of the cancellers are, and how big it is to fight back without support and reasons to aid you in your defense.

  • Cheam Common logo pioneering_badger | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture A as it shows someone standing on a cancel stamp with people standing around it. I feel this way as it looks like the person is under pressure and when you are being cancelled, you must feel under pressure.

  • Cheam Common logo clever_forest | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that picture A best represents cancel culture because it shows lot's of people arguing against one person. In my opinion I think that picture B shows that the person is cancelled but that big rubber is trying to erase cancel culture from him.

  • The Sherwood School giving_watermelon | The Sherwood School
    01 Jul 2021

    Think picture B is about stopping cancel culture

  • Cheam Common logo lovable_lobster | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture B shows best what cancel culture is as the person about to be cancelled is the pencil and the people cancelling them are the rubber and when the pencil writes something wrong the rubber is shown as it is rubbing the pencil out getting ride of it. This relates to cancel culture as when someone says or does something cruel people cancel them rubbing them out.

  • The Sherwood School best_planet | The Sherwood School
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that picture B best shows CANCEL CULTURE because it shows that the cancel culture is rubbing out the persons view or opinion so picture a and b are both a accurate picture of cancel culture

  • Cheam Common logo genius_twilight | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture b is better since it has a rubber so it may be showing that we can still erase cancelling.

  • Cheam Common logo powerful_peach | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture A shows cancel culture better. I think this because there is a lady standing there and a crowd of people jeering at her or having their arms crossed which suggests they are not happy with the lady. When you get canceled, people don't listen to your opinions and block you out and treat you cruelly. That is what picture A is showing. However, Picture B also shows cancel culture well. A rubber which is really big ( lots and lots of people) is rubbing out what a tiny pencil (a single person) is trying to draw. This reflects how a big community of people is blocking out anything a person is saying. Although picture B sends a good message and vibe, picture A shows cancel culture as Picture B is hard to understand the instant you look at it.

  • Cheam Common logo quirky_glacier | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think A is better because all the people are excuding the person under the cancell sign.

  • Cheam Common logo admirable_camel | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture B best represents cancel culture due to the fact that the rubber is to rub out the ideas that the boy with the pencil has written down. The larger pencil also represents the inequality in cancel culture because they are so different in size. Furthermore, The pencil can also be shown as a makeshift weapon, because you hold a weapon in that way. Finally, I believe that the picture could be improved either by some writing being rubbed out, or possibly a giant behind the pencil.

  • Cheam Common logo patient_panther | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think the second picture as they are being erased from society and culture entirely, and even though the person is fighting back, it is useless because of how outnumbered they are. They can only hope , yet hope is worth nothing without belief.

  • Cheam Common logo memorable_fossil | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture B represents what cancel culture is. Picture A shows a person in a box labelled ,'cancelled' but lots of people are crowding round her, shouting and trying to attract her attention. Cancelling someone means that you try not to make any contact with them, so picture A, in my opinion, does not show what cancel culture is. As well as this, picture B shows someone being rubbed out by a big pencil, which shows one person against the majority of people. This is why I have picked B.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      memorable_fossil's comment 01 Jul 2021

      Does cancelling always involve ignoring someone, memorable_fossil? Or can you think of other examples of what might happen?

  • Cheam Common logo buzzing_dog | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think A because there are people cancelling her and shouting at her and she is getting no right to speak.

  • Cheam Common logo aware_maths | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think the picture A represents cancel culture best because the person is on a cancelled sign which shows the person is cancelled. Furthermore, the cancellers are away from the cancelled person. However, picture B shows a unfair balance of equality.

  • Cheam Common logo nice_lychee | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think that picture B represents cancel culture the best. This is because the bigger pencil is rubbing out the smaller person. This could represent the cancellers getting rid of the person from society and erasing their right to speak freely and share their opinion.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg wondrous_artist | Bruntcliffe Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    Picture B shows that people's culture may be erased. Culture helps bring us together and it can be demonstrated through the arts or even through writing etc. People are fighting for their culture but it seems not enough as the opposition is crushing them. It is saying if we all act together, we will be stronger and therefore have our culture safe. The spring suggests it will bounce back and won't leave until we make that difference.

  • Cheam Common logo digital_forest | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think B because it shows that the little person is not being able to erase there pass so say if someone did something really silly when they were 15 and now they are 39 and people are trying to rub him or her out then they have no chance of beating the cancellers even if they say sorry.

  • observant_pineapple | Harris Academy Wimbledon
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that Picture A shows the inequality between people and how people are racist and discriminating to each other. It shows how people are all together to vote out someone and agree with it. The fact that everyone is cheering for the cancellation of the person makes it much more depressing to people like me who believe that discrimination is not alright. DO NOT judge a book by its front cover.

    I believe that Picture A shows the self-defence of someone trying to save themselves from being erased or "counselled" by the pencil. This shows how passionate someone may be of their race or culture, to come to the point that they need to defend themselves from being decimated

  • Cheam Common logo incredible_butterfly | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I strongly believe that picture B best represents 'Cancel Culture' because Picture A has people around the woman who is cancelled and 'Cancel Culture' means that you can't contact with anybody.So think is why I think this.

    Incredible_Butterfly

  • Cheam Common logo secure_leaves | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think the second picture best depicts cancel culture. This is because even though one person is being grouped around it isn't many people they're being cancelled by and normally with cancel culture you don't make much contact with the person. With the second picture however, it is one person holding a small pencil in front as if in defence when a much larger, scarier looking pencil is hovering above reading cancel culture. This metamorphises one person in defence and a much larger group trying to erase them from memory or cancel them. The rubber at the end of the pencil shows this.

  • Cheam Common logo super_beaver | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I feel like picture A shows a good example of cancel culture because just from one rumour (that seems to be true) can make a large group of people turn on you. Also the picture looks like they are picking sides and all the people in the large group seems to be angry or cross, I know this because most of them have crossed arms and some look like they are yelling.

  • observant_pineapple | Harris Academy Wimbledon
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that Picture A shows the inequality between people and how people are racist and discriminating to each other. It shows how people are all together to vote out someone and agree with it. The fact that everyone is cheering for the cancellation of the person makes it much more depressing to people like me who believe that discrimination is not alright. DO NOT judge a book by its front cover.

    I believe that Picture B shows the self-defence of someone trying to save themselves from being erased or "counselled" by the pencil. This shows how passionate someone may be of their race or culture, to come to the point that they need to defend themselves from being decimated

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      observant_pineapple's comment 01 Jul 2021

      Does cancel culture always involve racism, observant_pineapple?

  • Cheam Fields logo allowing_idea | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A
    01 Jul 2021

    Also, I have already commented by opinion on which on is cancel culture (Picture B) but Picture A is where everyone is protesting and arguing whereas cancel culture is when you get ignored.

  • Cheam Park logo hardworking_nature | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    01 Jul 2021

    I think picture A shows a woman being cancelled and silenced. A crowd of people are screaming and shouting at this helpless person who looks lonely with nobody by its side. However some individuals in the crowd might not want to criticise people and this might be an enforcement by one in the crowd. The woman will feel awful and insecure, desperate for aid by others. Picture B shows a man resisting the power of cancel culture. He is stayng strong and shall say his opinions -not ones that make others uncomfortable. Also, this image could be a message to stop cancel culture and he is trying to diminish cancel culture however that will not happen by one person. The community must come together to halt this problem.

  • Preston Manor School sceptical_rock | Preston Manor School
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that picture B shows a good example of cancel culture. This can be seen by how there is a pencil and a rubber. A rubber erases things but it leaves marks of it. It will leave the history of the person but not the present anymore. In addition, the rubber is huge while the pencil is very small compared to the rubber. This shows that the rubber has more power aka the power cancelling have more power than the person themselves. This is one of the main things about cancel culture. It holds power. Power is shown clearly on picture A

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg insightful_orca | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I think that picture B represents cancelled culture because its shows a person trying to fight for their culture while a bigger pencil is trying to rub them out. This shows that people’s mind sets are getting change from the equality of cultures and still people are fighting for what their culture.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg comfortable_chemistry | Michael Faraday School
    02 Jul 2021

    I think picture A best depicts how cancel culture is. In this picture, a woman is standing on a squared box labeled 'cancel culture'. The people surrounding her look angry and ready to ridicule her for her actions, although some look like they already are. This is a great representation of modern ostracism as a large number of people are coming together to excluded her from society or a group because of her actions. This displays how damaging yet helpful cancel culture can be, people gathering around to call someone out for their wrong doings and in conclusion to this, the person being cancelled might change or even apologise.

    BONUS CHALLENGE: what could you add to your chosen picture to make it even better at showing what cancel culture is like?
    I would add a few more people but with their phones. They would be commenting and posting about the lady in a negative way to promote and support the cancelling of the victim. This also shows that cancelling can be done in many ways including protests but most people often choose to do it online as the word spreads much quicker.

    comfortable_chemistry

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