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Author J.K. Rowling is just one celebrity hit by cancel culture over her Twitter posts regarding trans persons.

The latest tool in the box of public opinion for punishing those who fall out of favor is "#Canceled."

J.K. Rowling, Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Degeneres have all been ostracized on social media for actions or words found offensive. Some recover, some don't and now it's not just the famous experiencing being canceled.

  • Korri Palmer, student from Wooster College who wrote her graduate thesis on cancel culture
  • Justice Horn, community activist who found himself canceled from the Black Lives Matter movement during protests earlier this year
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