- Apr 5, 2020
And yet, it happened, when it shouldn't have happened at all. Gunn was at least let back in.The average person *didn't* care about it, hence Gunn being hired back after a short amount of time. That raid was led by Mike "date rape isn't real" Cernovich and his batch of right wing Twitter culture warriors because Gunn disparaged Trump. It was an op.
Weinstein's hardly right wing, but that aside...okay, but looking at your post (and Dwarf's post), I still don't know what they other professors were fired for. I mean, from what I can tell, it seems unjust - criticizing someone is by no means cancelling them - though there's no mention of a mob either.The Proud Boys specifically showed up to threaten violence, because that's what they do. Of the three professors who resigned after threats, the only one people know about is the now famous right wing white guy who gets regular spots, columns, and interviews about the "dangers of censorship and cancel culture". Getting "cancelled" was the best thing that's ever happened to him, career-wise. The other gals, not so much. But they criticized him (privately), and were thus the Cancellers, so the backlash they got wasn't Cancel Culture. It's only the first bad take that's sancrosanct.
But I would absolutely declare that being cancelled sucks no matter who it's done to. This is also partly a reaction to Dwarf's post, but if Anita tried to cancel people while also trying to be cancelled, then both actions are despicable.