Cancel culture is excessive.

Lauren Klemowich, Staff Writer

Kayne West, the famed singer turned designer started to support President Donald Trump. He was extremely public in his support for the President that many hated. At the time of his support, many people of color felt attacked by some of Trump’s comments. West further encouraged up rage against him by stating that slavery was a choice.  “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sounds like a choice” stated Kanye West. Due to his support for Donald Trump and insensitive comments, people began to have a bitter taste in their mouths and started to cancel Kanye West.

However, this is not the first time Kanye West has been cancelled. He bounces back every time. After his thoughtless comments, his album went to number one in the same year.

This is a recurring theme with cancelled celebrities. If they have ever said anything close to being controversial, there is immediately a hashtag developed on twitter with thousands of people getting on the bandwagon to end someone’s career.

Cancel culture largely developed on Twitter with hashtags trending number one worldwide to cancel whoever has done something in their past. However, after a few days, a new trend comes along and the internet forgets about who they just canceled. In some senses, like Kanye West, people end up right back supporting the people they just cancelled.

The average human is not born politically correct.”

Because of this, cancel culture is excessive and creating an environment of toxicity and hatred on the internet. Cancel culture assumes that if you are not “woke,” you must be a terrible person. However, this is not true for everyone. The average human is not born politically correct. By having an excessive cancel culture that knocks anyone down that has made a mistake, the idea that you live and you learn is thrown out the window.

People grow and experience new things changing their perspectives on certain issues. However, cancel culture does not see this. Instead, cancel culture excludes a person from a group without them even being able to comment or make an apology. The person is called horrible names and shamed for their past.

Instead of cancelling someone, people should be willing to educate others. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. Unfollowing, blocking, and insulting someone online is easy. Real change, however, will come with people understanding what they did was wrong and learning from it. That does not come from cancel culture.