After reading so many articles over controversy of former MMA fighter and actress Gina Carano I have been further convinced that cancel culture is a cancer on society.
Is it not okay to have a different point of view even if it may be wrong? The whole point of being han is to be different from other people and have different views and opinions than others. Is it wrong to support your own personal opinions? Is it wrong for there to be debate and discussion? Is it okay for there to be intolerance and blatant animosity towards people who view things differently?
The answer resoundingly is no to all those questions. I believe actions speak louder than words and Gina Carano is a great actress and deserves to be respected for her skills on screen not her posts on social media.
As someone who has been a freelance IT technician for over a decade I strongly disagree with making social media companies liable for posts made by users. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are designed to be a medium for friends and family to share points of view and have productive conversation.
The day that ends is truly the day our first amendment rights vanish. Sites like Parler deserve to be shut down because Facebook and Twitter have clear posting policies and any post that violates those policies get removed. Conservatives who claim censorship on either platform are wrong because I have seen posts from friends that depict Nancy Pelosi as a Nazi. Is that okay? No. Nazis were total fascists and tried wiping out anyone who was blond haired and blue eyed.
The days of cancel culture need to end and real debate and discussion needs to begin before we judge our celebrities for silly posts on social media let’s take a look at their performance on screen first.