Society/Culture Has cancel culture gone too far?

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TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
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I wonder how many people actually bought tickets to see Sam Newman. I would've thought country pub in SA was his target market.

It wasn't that long ago that The Footy Show was widely popular. It was 'Most Popular Sports Program' in 2011. That's a lifetime ago to angsty first year arts students but not to most people. Some people still get a kick out of dick and fart jokes and anecdotes about footy in the 60s.

'Market forces' would be Sam Newman not getting booked to do gigs because no one wants to see him, rather than having gigs cancelled because of a few complaints.
 

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As far as the law goes it's horrific. GOP controlled legislature in Georgia absolutely sooking that they lost the Presidential vote and the two Senate seats in a traditionally GOP state. So they pass a law that targets urban minority voters more likely to vote Democrat. Restricting the amount of postal vote locations in urban areas by 80%. Restricting the time available to apply for a postal vote. Not allowing food and water to be sold to people in lines at polling stations (in urban areas these waits can be over 8hrs). All designed to target areas and groups more likely to vote Democrat. If this was a third world country the US would be getting ready to bomb them (if they sat on oil of course).

That's real cancel culture.

Now corporations like Microsoft, the MLB, Coke et al use their free market rights to choose to place their business elsewhere in the country, and the right has a massive sook. Isn't this what they want? Private businesses having to right to run their business the way they want? I guess a Christian bakery not wanting to serve a gay couple is different to MLB not wanting to host their All Star game in Atlanta.

Sooks.
Did you see arch troll Mitch McConnell say about companies boycotting Georgia - he said "Companies should not get involved in politics" - the biggest corporate fund raiser in Republican history. He does it to trigger liberals
 

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peternorth

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didnt know about calls to ban coke in USA.

i did hear from sam newman that coke praised the chinese govt for its handling of covid19. Praised is a real stretch from coke. REAL stretch. Sam added that coke was sucking up to china as they have interests (factories) over there. He has not called for coke to be boycotted.

One wonders if coke calls out china for its role in the Rona, and gets banzd/cancelled by china, does sam take cokes side?
 

Gough

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didnt know about calls to ban coke in USA.

i did hear from sam newman that coke praised the chinese govt for its handling of covid19. Praised is a real stretch from coke. REAL stretch. Sam added that coke was sucking up to china as they have interests (factories) over there. He has not called for coke to be boycotted.

One wonders if coke calls out china for its role in the Rona, and gets banzd/cancelled by china, does sam take cokes side?
Listening to Sam Newman talking about foreign affairs is probably similair to listening to Greg Sheridan talk about footy.
 

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You're equating a humorous (to them) self-deprecating show title, to actual issues they're talking about.

You know that, right?
Yes, and it's ironic and in fact hypocritical.

Use your race to differentiate yourself to promote your podcast, but how dare anyone use your race to describe who they tend to be attracted to.
 

Engimal v3

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Yes, and it's ironic and in fact hypocritical.

Use your race to differentiate yourself to promote your podcast, but how dare anyone use your race to describe who they tend to be attracted to.
I agree, women shouldn't be able to acknowledge their race unless they allow me to fetishise it.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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I agree, women shouldn't be able to acknowledge their race unless they allow me to fetishise it.
Oh wow.

By saying you're attracted to people from a specific culture, you have a fetish about it?

If I said, 'I have a thing for blonde Russian women' - is that a fetish?

If I said 'The Irish accent does it for me' - is that a fetish?

If I said 'I like a nice, tight backside' - is that a fetish?

Something tells me your type won't be happy until we're in a position where we're not able to describe human beings unless we use gender neutral, race neutral and indeed attribute neutral terms.

That would make for great conversation....

Me: 'Oh, so you have a new partner? Tell me about them...'
Friend: 'Um, they're a person...'
 

Engimal v3

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Oh wow.

By saying you're attracted to people from a specific culture, you have a fetish about it?

If I said, 'I have a thing for blonde Russian women' - is that a fetish?

If I said 'The Irish accent does it for me' - is that a fetish?

If I said 'I like a nice, tight backside' - is that a fetish?

Something tells me your type won't be happy until we're in a position where we're not able to describe human beings unless we use gender neutral, race neutral and indeed attribute neutral terms.

That would make for great conversation....

Me: 'Oh, so you have a new partner? Tell me about them...'
Friend: 'Um, they're a person...'
Be honest, you didn't read the article did you?
 

Chief

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Some Joe Rogan episodes being cancelled.

Seems he’s no crusader for free speech. $100 mil is a lot of steroids:

The podcaster announced the partnership last year, acknowledging that the contract was contingent on the disappearance of a few choice interviews.

“There were a few episodes they didn’t want on their platform, and I was like ‘OK, I don’t care,’ ” Rogan said at the time, according to DMN.
 

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