´Cancel Culture has gone too far´ says Obama

´Cancel Culture has gone too far´ says Obama


During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, former president Barack Obama said that cancel culture has gone too far in American society.


“A lot of the dangers of cancel culture and ‘we’re just going to be condemning people all the time,’ at least among my daughters, they’ll acknowledge that among their peer group or in college campuses, you’ll see people going overboard,” said Obama.


Although he said individuals and institutions should be called out if they engage in “cruel” behavior, Obama warned that expecting everybody to be “perfect” was futile.


“We don’t expect everybody to politically correct all the time,” he added.


Obama’s opinion on ‘woke’ puritanism hasn’t shifted since 2019, when he asserted that calling people out on social media for not being politically correct is “not activism.”


“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly,” said Obama, adding, “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.”


He also warned leftists that trying to one up each other in terms of political correctness would lead to a “circular firing squad.”


Meanwhile, many on the left still continue to claim that cancel culture doesn’t even exist, even as sports stars continue to be canceled for edgy tweets posted when they were teenagers.

Over the years, Media outlets have gained a level of trust and accountability. Unfortunately, we have seen time after time that this image has been abused and they have become partisan outlets for political and strategical gains. I believe that the first job of a journalist is to deliver the news impartially and outlets have to distinguish between news broadcasting and opinion delivery.

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