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AOC doesn’t think cancel culture is a thing

The congresswoman says it's down to "entitlement".
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In the old days, people used to debate ideas and disagree with you if they thought you were wrong about something. These days, they increasingly call your employers, sponsor, or platform provider, and complain to have you fired or shut down.

We’ve covered several cases of people losing their job over their opinions, or even for merely adding a hashtag in support of the world’s most famous living author.

And these are only the stories of those big enough to get attention.

If you want to see cancel culture, go on Twitter and search for the phrase: “find out where he works” or similar phrases and you’ll find plenty of examples.

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But not everyone thinks cancel culture is a thing.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made claims stating that cancel culture does not exist. Naturally, it left many people wondering if she wasn’t aware of the recent developments and the brutal reality shaped by cancel culture.

“People who are actually ‘cancelled’ don’t get their thoughts published and amplified in major outlets,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

Her tweet wasn’t received well with several users commenting that she was a huge part and torch-bearer of the cancel culture, the very thing which she says didn’t really exist. Here’s what actor James Wood, for instance, replied to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about the non-existence of cancel culture.

Others, while agreeing with her on the surface level, took a jibe at her by saying that canceled individuals, instead of being shunned by major publications, end up getting their livelihoods threatened.

While not related to Ocasio-Cortez’s comments directly, the idea of cancel culture has been debated a lot this week…even actor William Shatner joined in.

Some Twitter users also ended up echoing the New York congresswoman’s thoughts by stating that cancel culture was nothing but a mere figment of the imagination.

“Cancel culture is fake. It’s a right wing framing of social accountability and people need to stop giving the term any credence,” tweeted a user.

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