Session 2: cancel culture and justice

Welcome to the Burnet News Club sessions!

If you have missed a session at school or would like to recap what you have learnt, then work through the activities below.

STEP 1

  • What does it mean to challenge someone?
  • What does it mean to cancel someone?
  • Can you give some examples of each?
  • What’s similar between the two? What’s different?

KEYWORD ALERT!

JUSTICE: Doing something that makes a situation fair. For example, when someone is punished for committing a crime or given something to make up for unfair treatment.

Can you give some examples of justice?


STEP 2

These characters are based on real people whose stories have been in the news. Read about each character. After each new piee of information, ask yourself, "is it fair to cancel this person?". After you have read ALL of the information about them, make up your mind about whether justice has been achieved.

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  • Does a news report about someone being cancelled make their situation better or worse? Why?
  • Read the first sentence for each person again (underlined in yellow). Should these people face the same consequences? Why/why not?

STEP 3

The consequences!

  • Are these good ways to get justice?
  • Which is fairer: cancelling the person or doing each of the options above? Why?
  • Would anyone think differently?
  • Is cancel culture is an effective form of justice?
  • Is cancel culture or conversation better at creating change? Why?

STEP 4

Some final questions to get you thinking even harder!

  • What if the person who got cancelled didn’t know what they were doing was wrong?
  • What if the person who got cancelled had purposely tried to upset someone?
  • What if lots of people agree with the person who got cancelled?
  • What if the person who got cancelled had done nothing illegal?
  • What if the person who got cancelled turned out to be right?
  • What if a news reporter stood up for the person who got cancelled?

Over to you

We'd love to hear what you think about the questions in this session. Read what other students think, reply to them and add your own ideas in the comment section below.

Comments (45)

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

    Well first off , if the perosn who got canclled didnt know what they were doinng wrong they could , make a post about asking what they did ... they could also try not to make things worse by arguing until they find a valuid reason to defend themself againsed hate .

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

    For the chef, I thought it was quite unfair as when you are in your youth you can do silly things & he did it 25 years ago. If a person that is cancelled didn't know they were doing something wrong then I think they shouldn't have such a big punishment and maybe someone could explain to them why what they did was wrong.
    -buzzing_grapefruit

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    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg productive_starfish | New Horizons Children's Academy
      buzzing_grapefruit's comment 14 Jun 2021

      Hello buzzing_grapefruit. I honestly agree with you. Why blame someone for something that they did in their youth? Adding on to your comment, as a teenager, you do reckless things because you don't think. One more point I would like to add is that, when you are angry/upset/annoyed/so on, no excuse is great enough to make you cancel someone. It's just wrong.

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

    if the person getting canceled doesn't know what there doing i think the best way to deal with that is explain why they might be being canceled and see if thy can appoligise and stop what they are doing :D

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

    Sorry about that last message. That was not my message.
    I was meant to put this:
    Hello. Productive_starfish here. I am going to answer the questions.
    Are these good ways to get justice?
    I think that most of them are good examples of justice but some of them, like reporting them to the police, isn't very fair as it is more dramatic than it actually needs to be and it can end up upsetting someone and accusing them with something that you don't need.
    Which is fairer: cancelling the person or doing each of the options? Why?
    I believe that doing one of the options is fairer than cancelling the person as cancelling people can be for very silly reasons and it doesn't help anyone. Also, one of the options was do nothing and if it isn't that serious then you don't have to do anything.

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

    If the person who was being canceled doesn't know why they're being canceled I think that their voice should be heard so they can think of an appropriate punishment for them

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

    I think people who are be canceled might be rude but people who are talking bad about people are the same amount of rude.

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  • Cheam Park logo quickwitted_groundhog | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    17 Jun 2021

    If you are cancelled It might not be from when you are young It might just be from about 6months or even a couple days ago.It could be from 15yrs ago or even 20yrs ago

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

    Well first off , if the person who got canclled didnt know what they were doing wrong they could ,write a letter or email to a group of people saying what did i do wrong and why are people making me the whole reason for this due to this people have been losing subscribers or followers
    so stop this!

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  • Manor Park logo quiet_guineapig | Manor Park Primary Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Hi, quiet_guineapig here! I am giving my suggestion on question 5, "What if a news reporter stood up for the person who got cancelled?
    Since a news reporter is popular, they should write a article about it, and, as alot of people read the newspaper, the majority may agree? Who knows, it's worth a shot!

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  • Manor Park logo respectful_eagle | Manor Park Primary Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Hi everyone! I think everyone should agree with the news reporter because the news reporter could report it and everyone might agree with the person who has been disagreed with, and the news reporter might say something positive to hurt no one so every thing could be sorted

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  • Manor Park logo quiet_guineapig | Manor Park Primary Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Hi, quiet_guineapig here, again! I am giving my suggestion on question 3, "What if the person who got cancelled had done nothing illegal?"
    Well, in this situation, I would rate the crime from 1-10, 1 being not worth punishment, and 10 being straight to prison. If it was 1, you should also apoligize and ask to be friends.

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  • Cheam Common logo quirky_glacier | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    What I disagree with is for the chef because that was him/her from ages ago and he was still learing how to grow up.

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  • Manor Park logo respectful_eagle | Manor Park Primary Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Hi everyone again! Since the person has done something wrong but not illegal, I think the person should have a nice sit down and have a little chat to sort it out a then the person who has been disagreed with could apolligise and everyone can agree with them.

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  • Cheam Common logo buzzing_dog | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Dean shouldn't have done it because it was 25 years ago.I think as well he might of not known.

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  • Cheam Common logo jubilant_dinosaur | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    If the person didn't know he was doing something wrong, he shouldn't have been cancelled, however, if he was breaking the law, maybe he should have a small consequence, but be shown how that was offensive/breaking the law. Furthermore, they should not be punished not as much as a person who knew it was offensive and who knew it was breaking the law, they should be punished as much as needed to deliver justice.

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  • Manor Park logo spirited_science | Manor Park Primary Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Hi! Spirited Science here. Let me tell you about my answers:
    QUESTION LOT 2:
    7)I think they are not good ways for justice just other options because cancelling people isn't always the solution.
    8)Doing each of the options above is better because cancelling the person is quite harsh if they have done something mild, and doing nothing is part of the options.
    9) Of course, people would think differently because not everyone in the world thinks the same.
    10)I think cancel culture is an effective form of justice depending on the problem.
    11) A kind conversation is better because you can just talk things out. If you used cancel culture then you both will just end up hating each other and it won't solve anything.
    FINAL QUESTIONS:
    12)If they didn't know they were doing something wrong then they should just ask what they did wrong and the person should kindly tell them what they were doing.
    13)If the person who got called purposely tried to upset them then they should definitely be cancelled. Although, if they realise their mistake and they really are sorry then you should forgive them, build a stronger bond and forget about it.
    14)Then they should explain what the person who got cancelled did wrong, not just ignore them.
    15) Just because they did nothing illegal does not mean they may not be doing anything right. If they aren't doing something right they should be given a chance to get better and if they still do it afterwards, they should be punished.
    16)If they turn out to be right, they should not just go "OH I'M RIGHT AND YOU'RE WRONG" they should just forget about it and the people who cancelled them should think if they made the right decision and apologise.
    17)If a news reporter stood up for the person who got cancelled, the public should listen. Of course they don't HAVE to agree but they should at least listen and then decide again, but then again the news reporter is not always right and we all have our opinions.
    Thanks for listening!

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  • Manor Park logo quiet_guineapig | Manor Park Primary Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    For the chef, I thought it was rather unfair as when you are young, you make not-so-smart decisions & he did it 25 YEARS ago. If a person that is cancelled didn't know they were doing something wrong, maybe someone could explain to them why what they did was wrong and then cancel them.

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  • Cheam Common logo digital_forest | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Dean should have got a second chance because he was just a teenager. Further more teenagers are very mood and silly so maybe he had dear to make a silly video online. However if he didn't say sorry and did not care then i would try cancell the person

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  • Cheam Common logo pioneering_badger | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    If you didn't know what you were doing wrong, It wouldn't be fair on that person because they are no aware on why they are cancelled furthermore if they purposely did something, It would be fair to cancel them as it is their fault on purpose. I multiple people agree with the cancelled person, it depends on whether it is a good reason or a bad reason. they should only be cancelled if it is a bad reason. If they had not done something illegal, they don't deserve to be cancelled however, if it is offensive or causes harm, the shall deserve to be cancelled. If they turned out to be right, they shall deserve to be un cancelled if possible. Thanks for reading.

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  • Cheam Common logo content_eagle | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    Hello, content eagle here!

    I will be awnsering the question -
    What if the person who got cancelled had purposely tried to upset someone?

    I think that it will always be wrong to purposely upset somebody as you are hurting there feelings and they are probably sad about it, furthermore you are being mean to somebody and what you are doing can not just affect one person BUT SO MUCH MORE. However if he did constructive critisism you can be helping them instead of hurting there feelings, so you can share your opinion and help them grow!

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  • Cheam Common logo lovable_lobster | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    i don't think cancel culture is always fair as sometimes someone might of done something years ago when they were younger and immature but they would be cancelled for something that had happened ages ago and what they probably didn't mean however if someones actions cause someone to be hurt or if someone says something rude about people who have different coloured skin , peoples sexuality or what someone believes in they deserve to be cancelled

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  • Cheam Common logo patient_panther | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    These are not good ways to get justice, yet they are better then cancelling them with no information. If people agree with them, then those people should research more into the situation. However, if they do something awful, then these punishments are well-deserved.

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  • Cheam Common logo awesome_atmosphere | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    For the chef I think it is quite unfair because for something you have done in your youth and the restrauant was shut which means the staff will lose their jobs as well.

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  • Cheam Common logo genius_twilight | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    I think that cancel is good and not good. I think this because if someone has said something that hurts lots of people it could be rude and not many people would like it. However if it is a good reason for example they are being racist and they saying bad stuff about culture I think they should be canceld.

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  • Cheam Common logo admirable_camel | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    I think if the cancelled person is oblivious, their punishment should be lessened because you cannot punish someone if they didn't realise it was wrong. Furthermore, an oblivious person is an innocent person.

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  • Cheam Common logo memorable_fossil | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    I think it depends on scenario where the person has been cancelled. For example, if someone gets cancelled for saying something very offensive without apologising, then they should be cancelled.Furthermore, if they have done something bad from many years age,in their younger years, they should not be cancelled since when they were young, they would not have realised that what they have said or done is offensive.

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  • Cheam Common logo daring_whale | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    What if the person who got cancelled turned out to be right?
    Even if the person who got cancelled turned out to be right, they were cancelled for a reason- they said what they said in the wrong way. For example, say someone said 'Sport Direct's shoes are bad! They give you blisters. Don't buy them or anything else. NEVER!'. Now say someone scientifically proved this to be correct. The community cancelled that person because they thought they were wrong but the thing is they also cancelled they because of how they said it. A better way to say this would be 'Hi guys, I recently tried out Sport Direct's new trainers. They gave me blisters, anyone know why?'. This would be a much better way to say this and the community wouldn't think this is wrong and would try to actually help. This means that the cancelled person wouldn't have gotten cancelled. If someone gets cancelled but they are proven right, it is the community's decision to decide if they can get uncancelled.
    daring_whale

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  • Cheam Common logo aware_maths | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    I think that for Dean you should do nothing because he did it in his youth 25 years ago. At the time he wouldn't have finished education and he would be likely to do some bad things at the time. Furthermore, nothing shall be done because it was a very long time ago. However, if you do nothing for something that shouldn't be done, it will spread and the person will be cancelled or have a consequence when it happened a long time ago. If you did this about a few weeks after the incident, it would be a better argument and the point of the view of the cancellers would be stronger.

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  • Cheam Common logo nice_lychee | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    If they did not now that what they were doing was wrong then they should only be informed that what they were doing is not acceptable. This will depend on if it is breaking the law, damaging somebody else's property, fiscally hurting somebody or being rude to someone.

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  • Cheam Common logo clever_forest | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    17 Jun 2021

    I think that ' to challenge someone ' means is to maybe fight back and make that person speechless and they can't defend themselves. I believe ' cancel someone ' means to make them unpopular and make them lose their job. For example if an author says they hate black people and so many people protest back , then that author would maybe lose his/ her job or become unpopular.

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  • Arjan Bains.jfif EXPERT: Arjan Bains, Senior Audit Associate @ KPMG
    17 Jun 2021

    It's an interesting point - quick-witted groundhog. Do you think that the same action is more acceptable if it took place a longer time in the past? For example if somebody was to do an offensive action 20 years ago, should they be "punished" in the same way as if they did it last week?

    On a related point, does the age of the person matter? Should kids/teenagers be forgiven more easily than adults?

    I suppose the real question I'm asking is Are there situations where being cancelled is/isn't justified and why?

    Arjan

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    1. Cheam Common logo clever_forest | Cheam Common Junior Academy
      Arjan Bains, Senior Audit Associate @ KPMG's comment 18 Jun 2021

      Do you think that the same action is more acceptable if it took place a longer time in the past?
      I believe it depends if they apologised or not back then.
      On a related point, does the age of the person matter? Should kids/teenagers be forgiven more easily than adults?
      I think kids/teenagers should be forgiven more easily than adults because they haven't been fully grown yet like adults. For example if a 3 year old has done somthing really bad , that 3 year old should be forgiven because she/he may not know their manners and how rude/offensive it is.
      I don't really know what you mean by the last question. If it is ok , I am not going to answer that.
      Thank you ,
      Clever_forest

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

    What if the person who got cancelled didn’t know what they were doing was wrong?
    I think that if the person didn't know that they were doing something wrong, you should give them a chance to explain themselves. Put yourself in their shoes. You just got banned from social media, twitter, lost your freedom of speech, etc. and you don't even know why. You should have a chance to explain yourself and apologise.
    What if the person who got cancelled had purposely tried to upset someone?
    I think that if someone purposely tried to upset someone, they should be be given a consequence and we, the people, should try to change their point of view to help our community and spread awareness.
    What if lots of people agree with the person who got cancelled?
    I think that if lots of people agree with the person who got cancelled, the people who cancelled the person should look at their point of view and think if what they did was wrong. Maybe even have a debate.
    What if the person who got cancelled had done nothing illegal?
    Everything that is wrong can't be illegal - there is just too much so if something is absolutely wrong you should be cancelled. However is mostly depends on what the wrong thing that isn't illegal is - how big is it? How much will it matter? Is it offensive? It is mostly proportionate. Small crime - small consequence, Big crime - small consequences
    What if the person who got cancelled turned out to be right?
    I think that if the person who got cancelled turned out to be right, they should be released from their punishment. For example if they had a vendetta against one person for some reasons and they were cancelled because other people didn't agree and they turned out to be right, they should immediately be released. I think that if anyone is accused of anything, they are innocent until proven guilty so people should verify their facts.
    What if a news reporter stood up for the person who got cancelled?
    I think if a news reporter stood up for a person who got cancelled, the news reporter should probably first explain to their colleagues why they stand up for the person and then maybe write a news report, maybe go online and write blogs too gather a crowd and make a difference.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    28 Jun 2021

    If the person who got cancelled didn't know what they were was wrong, they should've been challenged so that they can be further educated and also so that they do not do it again, for example if a person from the older generation says something offensive to someone then it should be the younger generation's responsibility to educate them.
    If they have purposely done something to hurt someone then the victim should get justice so that the situation becomes fair.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg jocular_apricot | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    28 Jun 2021

    What if the person who got called cancelled didn't know what they were doing was wrong?
    I think that you should give the person a chance in order to explain themselves and challenge them before cancelling them as they may not understand the meaning behind what they said. They can apologise for what they have said once they find out what they said was wrong.
    What if the person who got cancelled had purposely tried to upset someone?
    I think the person should have been cancelled as they may be targeting a community, for example they may say something racist purposely. They should face the consequences and we can challenge their actions and words in order to educate them.
    What if a lot of people agree with the person who got cancelled?
    The person who cancelled them should look at their side and think what they did might be wrong. They can have a debation as well if they think it was right to cancel the person.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg helpful_wallaby | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    28 Jun 2021

    In regards to cancel culture, people should only ever be cancelled if there is absolute proof that they are not a good person and do not deserve to hold a position of power and influence.

    If someone was cancelled, but they did not know that the things they did or said were offensive, they should have the right to be challenged and explain if they understand what has been done was offensive or unacceptable. However, if they then became hostile and tried to defend their actions it could raise questions about whether they did or did not actually mean what they said. This leads on to whether they meant to purposely upset or target someone and could suggest that there may be reasons to cancel an individual, if they are failing to understand what they did was wrong and failing to apologise.

    If lots of people do agree with the person who was cancelled, this could suggest that the problem is not just the celebrity or influencer, but the way a large portion of society still thinks. It does not matter if nothing illegal has been done, the law does not always define what is morally or socially right. But if the person were to end up being right, people could apologise and acknowledge this retrospectively that they were right, there is usually an opportunity for people to learn.

    If a news reporter were to stand up for someone who has been cancelled, this could go against the impartiality policies of an organisation and could end up with them being fired.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg spectacular_keyboard | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    28 Jun 2021

    We are all human beings and we are all equal. I don't think that it is fair to cancel someone based on what they had done many years ago, as people make mistakes and learn from them. If you give them a chance to become a better and a more sympathetic person then they might change. In my opinion, talking to the person and explaining to them why they might be wrong or hurtful towards others is the right thing to do, as they are just a human being like you. However, there are incidents when it is the right time to give someone a more severe consequence, for example if someone is extremely hurtful continuously and does not learn from their mistakes, instead proceeds to say even more disrespectful things, then I think that they deserve a more severe punishment for their actions. We are all human beings and God made us all equally, we should love and respect each other equally. We should not make differences between each other because of our background, culture, race or religion.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg loved_river | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    In my opinion I would say that cancelling someone should be based off their actions. For instance, we have to consider the fact that someone may not understand what they are saying. As humans we are bound to make mistakes, and instead of humiliating the person I think we should educate them of what mistake they have made. In today's society we must know that some things you post can never be erased, so you have to be mindful of what you post on the internet. However there are cases in which someone has purposely said something to upset others, which means that people are bound to get angry. The consequence lies on the person that has tweeted the comment. But as someone that isn't comfortable to say something mean online, you have to consider other approaches ranging from contacting the police to having a quiet discussion with the person. I understand that sometimes that there might be a group of people that agree with the person but if you think it is wrong then you should tell the person or you should stand up for what you believe in. There are times where people have disagreements with others and have been cancelled for it.

    Would it not be better to educate first?

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg stupendous_alligator | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    I absolutely believe that cancel culture should be negated in all non-offensive situations as you are personally and publically destroying their life. We are all equal so we need to begin accepting others' mistakes as we have already learnt from them. Educate them. Share your own knowledge. Let them know the truth they have not reached and let those after you carry on the same value. Let those who passed before you, pass down their values and help those who don't see the true vision become a better person.

    Overall, cancel culture should NEVER be the answer to the destruction of one's success because you do NOT understand the emotion conveyed and their mental state of the opposition when they expressed their crime-worthy claim that you cannot fathom to agree with.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_mandarin | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    Cancel culture does not dominate over our reputation and there is no need to let our own reputation take over each of our lives. Wake up! You're not living in a movie, you're not the main character in anyone else's story as well. There are other things that can tell us who or what we are. In fact, if your reputation seems to be ruined, you still have morals and a conscience that both tell you the difference between right and wrong. Ideally, nothing about you, physically, changes about you too.

    By just choosing on whether someone you may or may not know is canceled it doesn't give them the overall judgement, meaning you don't have the right to control our own lives and they don't as well. Besides, imagine if you wrongly accused someone of something they didn't do, it's also ruining your reputation. By jumping to conclusions too soon, you'll soon turn into a person who denies the truth.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_location | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    First off, if somebody has done something wrong there are other ways to go about it then cancelling them. You could challenge them in private or even educate them on what's right or wrong.

    What if the person that got cancelled didn't know that what they was doing was wrong? Then we need to educate them and teach them that it is wrong. It would be our job to help them understand instead of ruining their reputation and ruining their life.

    What if the person who got cancelled purposely tried to upset them? If somebody was trying to upset someone then we know it is wrong. There would be no point trying to educate them because they know it is wrong. However we could challenge them.

    What if lots of people agreed with the person who got cancelled? These people could be too scared to speak out and help the cancelled person because they could feel they would get cancelled too.

    What if the person who got cancelled had done nothing illegal? If it is not illegal then there should be no need to cancel them. Most things people get cancelled for would be illegal such as abuse. Therefore they shouldn't be cancelled for a mistake that is not illegal or harmful to others.

    What if the person who got cancelled turned out to be right? The cancelled person would then definitely deserve an apology at least. However, an apology wouldn't be enough as anything verbal would not be able to fix a reputation or a life.

    What if a news reporter stood up for the person who got cancelled? There is nothing wrong for standing up for someone so the news reporter shouldn't receive any hate or cancelling.

    It is important to understand that we are all human and all make mistakes so nobody should get cancelled for it.

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg splendid_fox | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    01 Jul 2021

    In my opinion, I don't think that cancel culture is the first option people should do if someone has said or done something offensive to a group of people. I think that we should educate them or challenge them in private and try show why you disagree with them, while being respectful and understanding their opinion.

    During social media, many people have been cancelled which has destroyed their reputation and social life. This is detrimental to their mental health and private life, as family and friends could be distant towards them leaving them with no one. How would you feel if someone cancelled you?

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_drum | Upton Cross Primary School
    04 Jul 2021

    -Opinions
    -Racism
    -Fair
    -Unfair
    -Social media

    The most important keyword is opinions, in my opinion, because racism, fairness, unfairness and social media is based on opinions, or else they will be nothing.

    In my point of view, cancel culture SHOULD continue in the future because if it doesn't, people will just carry on showing racism and gender discrimination to others, especially on social media. In fact, the amount of racism will increase without cancel culture. Cancel culture basically means to cancel someone, and to stop allowing them to say things you don’t like, so if you don’t cancel and deal with people, racism and discrimination will never end.

    However, sometimes people get the wrong idea of what another person is trying to say which leads to the person getting cancelled for no reason. In addition, if the person was cancelled for no reason, they won’t know why and they actually could say something racist after.

    In conclusion, cancel culture SHOULD continue in the future because if it doesn't, people will just carry on showing racism and gender discrimination to others. However, you should be careful of what you read to make sure it makes sense so you don’t get the wrong idea and cancel a person for no reason.

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