What Cancel Culture Looked Like in the Middle Ages | NYT Opinion


Get your self-gratification! Can’t have
a canceling without self-gratification! You are hereby sentenced
to be publicly canceled by having thy head smoked — This will be a good one. Yea, love a good canceling! She’s been canceled, yeah? Shh! Shut out, on the
bog pile of shame for the crime of saying
something offensive 11 years ago! [cheers] 11 years ago! Let’s
judge past statements by present-day perspective. It’s like saying the
same thing today, kinda! Don’t I get a trial? No! This is a canceling. No due process. We are the jury! Our anger makes us qualified. Plus, we’re all perfect. Yea, we’re all perfect! You
may be granted a reprieve if you apologize. Of course, I apologize. I’m sorry that you
were offended. Sorry that we’re offended? That’s a non-apology. That’s worse than saying nothing. Well, if apologizing
makes it worse, what’s the point of
apologizing at all? She hates apologizing! Cancel
her even more. Cancel her! Fare thee well, and may you never again
utter the phrase, “[Expletive] the peasants!” [gasps] He just said something
bad about peasants. I‘m a peasant, and I’m offended. No, I said, uh, she said, “[Expletive]
the peasants!” Oh my god! He said it again. No, I love peasants. I would never say “[Expletive] — ” Cancel him! [chanting] I apologize, unreservedly. That’s not a good
enough apology. I thought it was all right.
An apology apologist! He’s for apologies. Get him. Oh hang on hang on. I’m confused. Are we against him, for
being for apologies? Or against her, for being
against apologies? Because — That’s irrelevant. What matters is that you’re
angry. Cancel him! [chanting] But we’re supposed
to be canceling her! Well, that was whole minutes ago. Who knows? Things we say today might
be offensive in the future. She’s right, you might have
offended me in the future. Well, you might be offending
me in the future right now. Pre-cancel! Pre-cancel!
It’s a pre-canceling! I hereby increase your
taxes by 150 percent. No? Well, I’m going to burn
your crops too. I’ll just get on with it then, shall I? Could I come along?
Yes, yes please. Age before beauty!




Comments
  1. You dont have to like someone's views but, everyone has a view. "Cancel" people who truly and objectively deserves it. Forgive them and move foward. REMINDER: empathy cultivates empathy; otherwise, it's all hate.

  2. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ This is hilarious, I'm SO happy comedians & the media are calling out these faux enlightened "woke" SJWs. They're usually the dumbest people in the room and seek recognition while pretending to be righteous.

  3. Alas,
    I see villagers from days of old through a device unbeknownst to them called "internet".
    ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    It appears to read
    "New York Times". ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Hmph.. ๐Ÿค”
    I don't like the looks of these contraptions, they seem to bear no meaning in the dark times we know as "The Black Plague".โ˜ ๐Ÿ’€
    Begone heathen digital space aliens! ๐Ÿ˜ 
    We do not befriended such a creature as this.
    Be wary and make haste!
    ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ…… ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ‘ฝ
    That's why. ๐Ÿ‘ถ
    Mish Again
    *USA (L.L.C.)
    (copyright pending)

  4. As a NYT subscriber, I'm pretty disappointed in this vid. "Cancel culture" doesn't exist. The examples listed in the video description aren't even examples of being "cancelled". Kanye West is still a self-proclaimed billionaire. Louis CK still performs as a successful comedian. People like R. Kelly are simply facing the consequences of terrible behavior that they're no longer getting away with.

    If anything, videos like this give cover to people like Adam Carolla to continue saying offensive things and just scream about being "cancelled" whenever they face any backlash against it.

  5. That was perfect. Finally, people with brains and resources are willing to stand up to the vicious witch hunts perpetrated by people who don't believe in the spirit of the Constitution.

  6. And when everyone reached the most terrible peak of their empty and sinful passions, the Joker rose to a dais, stretched his lips to the sides with his fingers and smeared his smile with his blood.

  7. Saying all cancel culture is bad and there's no room for nuance is to engage in exactly the thing you say is bad. No one should be above criticism, and certainly no idea should be above criticism.

  8. Fair. Cancel culture tends to be exaggerated by conservatives who really want to think that they are oppressed or something

  9. 1. Not funny. at all, regardless of my feelings about the issue. 2. This is a FAKE issue ginned up by the Privileged. There is no cancel culture. 3. Promote this video instead youtube.com/watch?v=szybEhqUmVI 4. You can admit it, we all know this is Bret Stephens terrible terrible attempt at humor. He should go back to comparing his critics to Goebbels.

  10. People are assuming this is set in the past, but this video was actually taken in 2045 and sent back by a time traveler. After the great solar flare of '38 wiped out the internet, only cancel culture and cockney accents remained

  11. Ironic considering The New York Times massive contribution in the mob style attacks on presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard recently !

  12. A little ironic that this video comes from the NYT, because large media outlets like them have helped contribute to this "bread and circuses" kind of outrage culture while not giving adequate coverage of the things happening in the world that actually matter, like:
    – climate change
    – government corruption at all levels
    – corporate influence
    – the rich pillaging the working class
    – American poverty
    – massive political upheaval around the world

  13. Is dis wawt moy sawbscription gets meh, is it? Oyโ€™m caaanceliiing! ๐Ÿคฃ (Just kidding, I gave it a like).

  14. This is brilliant. Whatโ€™s also funny reading through these comments are the people who are offended NYT has a little fun with the topic.

  15. Of course this was fine with the NYT when it was only directed at conservatives, but now that some people on the left are targets . . .

  16. Godโ™€โ™€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ—ฟโš›โš•๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€โ™€
    I love been around color people I feel so safe
    Yes the video is funny because nobody wins but GOD
    not even the rich
    Jugdement day 4 everyone
    I have always been the one who stop and tell people to stop fighting God is not Dead humans

  17. The dude with the beard is โ€œCharlotte Clymerโ€ and the woman with a rake is โ€œAmy Siskindโ€ from Twitter ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  18. So we should treat Harvey Weinstein as innocent until proven guilty and allow for a fair trial as part of his right to due process and therefore not ridicule him in the streets as he does about his life while his trial is underway?

  19. Wait, so NOW you're against cancel culture? Well… uh… better late than never… I guess? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜•

  20. Has the Noo Yawk Times recanted all their cancel editorials and apologized to the victioms and reimbursed them for the costs they bore.

  21. "Here is a video of all of you being offended at the news that we try to make you offended at! Suckers! MORE RATINGS nom nom nom"

  22. Brilliant piece. I can't believe this came from The New York Times. Can we make sure the editors see it? Because they need to.

  23. has to be the most blatant case of theft of intellectual property theft i've ever seen. sure hope nobody rats the NYT out to john cleese and eric idol. that's a real nice paper you have there. it'd be a shame if something happened to it.

  24. I wonder what poor film students and editing group will be fired from the NYT for this. If "Our anger makes us qualified" (0:59) doesn't define the modern Left (and thus the NYT itself), I don't know what does.

    It's too spot on…almost as though they're acknowledging cancel culture in order to engage in it even further.

  25. I have watch this video the same many times has history repeats itself

    Humans humans
    It a good thing that I'm the father of the human race

    Also I'm color

  26. Brilliant, and depressingly accurate with todayโ€™s university students, the Twitterati, Hollyweird, and SJWs generally.

  27. donโ€™t cancel me for saying this but i would take the NYT a lot more serious if all of their pieces used this format

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