All posts tagged in cancel culture

  • August 21, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Victims of abuse always deserve a voice — that goes without question. As seen in the Me Too movement, our society has begun holding prominent abusers accountable and giving their platforms to survivors. In recent years, one aspect of the movement has grown increasingly blurry, though. As a society, we are struggling to define when … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/innocent-until-proven-canceled-brendon-urie-and-fellow-artists-face-sexual-assault-allegations/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 10, 2020By Mary Dodys

    The news of Naya Rivera’s disappearance broke and greeted many with a shock this morning. After an innocent lake day with her son, the actress is now missing and presumed to be dead. A passerby found the four-year-old alone on their rented pontoon boat, Rivera gone. Being so young, her son is unfortunately an unreliable witness, as he … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-difference-between-finding-and-forgiving-naya-rivera/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 22, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Film Twitter took a hard hit this week, with resident pretty boy Ansel Elgort being faced with various, disturbing sexual assault allegations. Many fans have even ripped their Goldfinch and Baby Driver posters off their walls and managed to get #AnselElgortIsOverParty trending. Their 2014 dream boy has officially been canceled. We’re used to this by now: … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ansel-elgort-celebrity-apologies-and-manipulation-the-notes-app-doesnt-cut-it-anymore/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 2, 2020By Mary Dodys

    If James Charles’ New Year’s resolution was to avoid controversy, he has already failed miserably. We’re not even a full day into 2020 and the beauty influencer is already trending on Twitter after yet another scandal. 2019 was full of headlines and cancelation for Charles, so it comes as no surprise that he’s starting this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/cancel-culture-doesnt-work-and-james-charles-is-proof/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 12, 2019By Daryl Perry

    I have been listening to The 1975 for a few years now. “Girls” was on repeat during the summer of 2014. Two years later it was “Somebody Else.” Now it’s “Frail State of Mind.” Their music has been in my rotation for years. I have not only grown a liking for their art but them … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/matty-healy-criticizes-dogmatically-faithful-in-brut-mexico-interview/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 2, 2019By Marielle Devereaux

    There’s a difference between having an aesthetic appreciation for art in a museum created for someone who is long dead and actively enjoying songs and other content created by people who are still alive to profit despite their toxic, abusive behavior.  Even though it became particularly relevant with the emergence of the #MeToo movement in … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-to-separate-the-art-from-the-problematic-artist-in-2019/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read