cancel culture

[ kan-suhl kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈkæn səl ˌkʌl tʃər /

noun

the phenomenon or practice of publicly rejecting, boycotting, or ending support for particular people or groups because of their socially or morally unacceptable views or actions:Cancel culture can ruin careers, but it can also make a public figure think twice before posting controversial comments.
the shared attitudes and values within a particular segment of society that lead to such public rejection of particular people or groups:In a cancel culture, we appoint ourselves the arbiters of right and wrong.

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Origin of cancel culture

First recorded in 2015–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020