Canceled at 17 sparks debate on cancel culture

By Samantha David June 23, 2022
A New York Magazine article titled Canceled at 17 has sparked debate over cancel culture

A New York Magazine article titled Canceled at 17 has sparked debate over cancel culture.

Written by Elizabeth Weil, it investigates a boy’s fallout in high school after he shared nude photos of his girlfriend without her consent.

The backlash that follows from the student body after the incident, in the form of a walkout, paints the abuser as a victim; a critique that is central to the piece.

The article itself understandable began debates about the ethics of cancel culture.

"When I was in HS, a girl was shunned & made fun of school-wide for being overweight. Adults called it an inevitable part of the HS experience," said writer Brittany Van Horne, also on Twitter. 

"She never got a NY Mag article. When a boy shares nudes of a girl & kids choose to shun him for it, why is it suddenly cancel culture?"