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Cancel Culture Plagued by Hypocrisy

I’ll just say I can relate to the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the USA Brett Kavanaugh and agree, there’s a lot of shit I don’t do like I did when I was 18 or 20."

-Gwen Berry (@MzBerryThrows)

If today’s cancel culture has taught me anything, it’s hypocrisy and inconsistency. Olympic athlete Gwen Berry became a household name after she turned her back to the National Anthem with a shirt covering her face that read “Activist Athlete.” However, her past doesn’t reflect the perfection expected by today’s mob.

I support her expression of free speech. I disagree with her and will not be interested in following her athletic career in the future, but I support the most absolute version of freedom of speech available. This absolutely includes expressing disgust with our country. I personally do not care what about her views. Of course athletes and other forms of celebrity are entitled to their own beliefs. We shouldn’t assume they’re smarter than us. Having a national platform is not synonymous with being educated. We

It was later uncovered that the symbol of perfection tweeted unflattering things regarding rape and disparaging comments about Asian, Mexican, and white people. In 2012, she tweeted “Mexicans just don’t care about ppl.” In another tweet a month earlier she tweeted “S/O to all the females that’s gon get drunk, get recked by 4 dudes, then cry rape this weekend.”

Perhaps the mob fueling cancel culture is beginning to understand that people literally grow from who they were ten years ago. This didn’t stop them from attempting to cancel Kevin Hart for old tweets regarding homosexuality. Berry’s tweets are obvious infractions to cancel culture’s perfection policies, while they’re also obviously protected by the First Amendment.

It’s odd that somebody that once was filled with so much hate towards other races now expects to be the spokesperson for social justice. This idea that racism against white people is permissible is a joke. All forms of racism, aimed at anybody because of the skin they’re in, is morally repugnant. She cannot be the voice of equality or equity without understanding those terms. Maybe she has grown. Cancel culture rarely lets people grow, unfortunately. Maybe she’ll apologize, but cancel culture has not been in the business of accepting apologies for a while.

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