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    16 Times Conservatives Tried To Cancel Things, Even Though They Pretend To Hate "Cancel Culture"

    Remember when conservatives canceled french fries?

    If you've turned on Fox News lately, you've probably seen some prominent conservative pundits rant about how "cancel culture" is a liberal disease that's destroying America.

    Tomi Lahren on Fox Nation calling to cancel "cancel culture"

    But the truth is, conservatives try to "cancel" people and institutions they disagree with all the time. In fact, if you look at the history of Christian boycotts in America, you could make a pretty compelling argument that the religious right invented "cancel culture."

    So, here are 16 times conservatives showed just how much they love canceling things:

    1. The Chicks

    The Chicks

    2. Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick

    3. Nike

    First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive?

    Nike released an ad in 2018 that featured Colin Kaepernick, and in response, people on the right launched a massive boycott of the brand. Conservatives filmed themselves burning all their Nike products, including shirts, socks, and shoes.

    4. Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres

    5. Samantha Bee

    Samantha Bee

    6. Beyoncé


    7. Target


    8. Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda

    9. The movie The Hunt

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    The satirical horror film The Hunt became the subject of right-wing backlash in 2019, after Trump rage-tweeted about it. The Hunt followed wealthy liberals as they hunted down "deplorables" for sport. Filmmakers said the film was not meant as commentary about Trump supporters, but rather, a sendup of the extremely divided political climate we live in. Still, conservatives successfully lobbied Universal to have the film's release canceled. (It was eventually released on streaming instead.)

    10. NASCAR


    11. Keurig

    After Sean Hannity used his Fox News show to give a softball interview to Roy Moore — a man accused of sexual misconduct with a minor — Keurig decided to pull their advertising from the show. In response, conservatives organized a boycott of the coffee brand, and posted videos of themselves smashing their Keurig machines to pieces.

    12. Kathy Griffin

    Kathy Griffin

    13. Gillette

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    In 2019, Gillette released an advertisement that basically said toxic masculinity is bad, and condemned behaviors like bigotry, sexism, harassment, and assault. This, somehow, upset conservatives, so they launched a boycott of the brand. Many conservatives made public displays of throwing away their Gillette razors. One even threw his in the toilet, much to the internet's amusement.

    14. James Gunn

    James Gunn

    15. French fries

    french fries

    16. Michelle Wolf

    Michelle Wolf