The data was allegedly used to tailor political ads to influence election results, and in some cases, to spread hate speech. Because of this, companies like Coca-Cola and Starbucks recently “canceled” Facebook with the hashtag #StopHateforProfit.
So, what does it mean to be canceled? According to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary website: “Canceling and cancel culture have to do with the removal of support for public figures in response to their objectionable behavior or opinions. This can include boycotts or refusal to promote their work.”
One example is how people comment negatively on a specific post by a particular company or person on Facebook. Instead of canceling the idea or concept, some people go as far bashing it until they themselves become the “bad person” they are trying to pull down.
What are some examples of famous celebrities being attacked online for something they did?
I can’t remember specific example, but there are a lot of case when someone receive bashing from others because of his inappropriate comment. In such cases, really a lot of bashings are conducted. Recently, there are many cases regarding to SNS comments.
I think this quote asks us whether you become a monster itself when you are bashing someone. Even though you may do the right things, actually there is a possibility you did the same things. To defeat someone excessively should not be the right things, I think.
Can you give an example in your life where this quote was relevant?
I have never bashed others. Fortunately, I have never been bashed from others. However, I was sometimes told from other people that they could not agree with me and they were almost criticize me. But if you do your best sincerely, people around you will understand and help you eventually.