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People Are Sharing Celebs Who Were Unfairly "Canceled," And It's Interesting How Different Times Are

I agree with a lot of these, tbh.

Last week, I wrote a post about how people were sharing examples of celebs who’d received undue backlash or who were (essentially) canceled for no good reason.

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People in the comments then shared their own examples of other celebs who they believe didn’t deserve cancellation or backlash. Here's who they came up with:

Monica Lewinsky:

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"Seriously, that woman had her life destroyed by the media, powerful men, and sexism."

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Katherine Heigl:

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"Probably an unpopular opinion, but I don’t think she deserved anywhere near the crap she got and still gets. All she did was speak her mind. I get that she dissed the writing [of Grey's Anatomy] in the process and kinda went the wrong way about it, but I love that she stood up for her beliefs."

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Brandi Chastain:

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"Brandi Chastain was dragged heavily for ripping off her jersey when her team won the World Cup."

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Jane Fonda:

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"Jane Fonda was canceled for a while because she criticized war and addressed climate change."

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Samantha Bee:

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"Samantha Bee received flak from both sides of the aisle for calling Ivanka Trump a 'feckless c***' while criticizing Trump's immigration's policy."

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Taylor Swift:

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"Back in 2016, everyone shit on her because Kim Kardashian posted an edited phone call. Poor girl had to go through so much just because Kanye interrupted her award. I’ll never forget how many of y’all actually stood with Kanye and Kim and shit on her for no good reason. Luckily, she made a comeback. She deserves everything she has and more."

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Rebecca Black:

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"When I was younger, I didn't realize all the hate Rebecca Black got. I mean, it's just a song. And I loved the song, by the way. I heard she got death threats."

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Kathy Griffin:

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"Controversial opinion: Kathy Griffin after the Donald Trump severed head. OK, it was too much and definitely more edgy than my sense of humor. However, she is a comedian, and they push boundaries — sometimes it goes too far. Apologize and move on."

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Colin Kaepernick:

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"Every NFL franchise colluded to keep him out of the league after taking a knee during the anthem throughout the 2016 season. Didn't break any laws, didn't even break any league rules. He was blacklisted, and the only justice he received was a settlement from the NFL so he wouldn't take them to court."

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Tom Hiddleston:

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"I don't think Tom Hiddleston deserved the backlash he got for his Golden Globe speech. He just wanted to use his platform to bring attention to UNICEF. The whole white savior thing was blown way out of proportion, as the only thing he did was talk about his personal experience while working with UNICEF for years and documenting his trips. I think he genuinely wanted to help, and people dragged him because they didn't like that he talked about himself."

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Hayden Christensen:

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"He was mocked and maligned for decisions made by the writers and director of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, which was panned by critics."

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Peter Norman:

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"He should have been Australia's greatest athlete, but he supported the Black power salute and got blacklisted by the Australian Olympic Committee."

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Corey Feldman:

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"He was the first who told everyone what was really going on with child actors in Hollywood, and no one listened. Barbara Walters yelled at him for exposing it."

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Tiger Woods:

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"Yeah, he cheated on his wife and had a sex addiction, but he sought treatment. Tons of sponsors dropped him for something that had nothing to do with golf. I love watching him play, and he and his ex-wife are doing a great job coparenting."

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Britney Spears:

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"Definitely Britney. Poor girl. I can’t imagine having all my worst parenting moments make international news and being called a bad mom during interviews. I’d break down too."

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What do you think of these additional examples? Let me know in the comments below!

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