The ever growing evolution of Cancel Culture has become sincerely influential in todays’s society. With many deeming online community as either being fake woke, overly sensitive, or outright judgmental. However a vast majority of people identify Cancel Culture as being necessary; providing an insightful notion of calling out disappropriated behavior that is often overlooked. Though there are many unwritten rules and stipulations pertaining as to who or what gets cancelled; forever President #BarackObama has recently come forward to state that the Cancel Culture community is obsolete when it comes down to actually making a difference !
On Tuesday Obama had a fireside chat conversation pertaining to youth activism at the #ObamaFoundationSummit hosted by actress and activist #YaraShahidi ; reports the #NewYorkTimes. Within the conversation Obama addressed the Cancel Culture community and shared his personal opinion on their influence upon provoking people’s original thoughts process.
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Every time I leave Chicago, I leave with a little more hope. Over the years, I’ve made some pretty remarkable memories here, and today we added one more at the @ObamaFoundation Summit. Hearing the stories of the young people shaping our future has reaffirmed for me that there’s no challenge we can’t overcome.
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff,” Mr. Obama says. ” You should get over that quickly.”
“The world is messy; there are ambiguities,” he continues. “People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids, and share certain things with you.
Obama states that Cancel Culture creates a false notion of online activism without action and causes more harm than societal change. He speaks upon how he advises his daughters within the climate of today’s society. “I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, there is this sense sometimes of: ‘The way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people,’” he says, “and that’s enough.”
“Like, if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb,” he said, “then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself, cause, ‘Man, you see how woke I was, I called you out.’”
#Cousins what are your thoughts on this ?