Cancel culture has become a hotly debated topic on social media with music artists, actors and YouTube beauty gurus being dragged from left to right for voicing problematic opinions.
Among the public figures who have come under threat of being cancelled are Azealia Banks, Kanye West, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Tekashi69, Cardi B, Offset, Eminem, Travis Scott, R Kelly, Laura Lee, Jeffree Star, Chris Brown, Youngsta CPT, Boity and Okmalumkoolkat.
While the outrage was deserved, seeing as the main reasons for people being at risk of cancellation were racism, homophobia, transphobia and assault, there is a difference between the way women and men are treated.
Of those mentioned, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B came out more or less unscathed while the men continued with their careers as if nothing happened.
R Kelly was caught on videotape engaging in questionable behaviour with an underaged girl. Others have come forward with claims that the R&B crooner has been grooming them. Despite this, his career kept on going. Only recently has he faced a backlash for his deplorable actions.