(RepublicanReport.com) – Refusing to support people who express views inconsistent with the prevailing Liberal agenda has become more and more commonplace in recent years. Political commentators have been targeted, as well as media personalities and other celebrities. It now appears the US President is in the crosshairs of the “cancel culture” brigade.
On Sunday, January 10, the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America revealed Trump Bedminster would no longer host the 2022 PGA Championship event. A spokesperson attributed the move to the “tragic events” that took place at the Capitol Building on January 6, implicitly blaming the president for what happened. Trump’s representative expressed disappointment on his behalf and went on to remind the PGA that the move amounts to a “breach of a binding legal contract.”
In an even more laughable development, there have been calls from online commentators to remove Trump’s cameo from the 1992 film, “Home Alone 2.” The scene takes place in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel, which Trump owned at the time. Actor Macaulay Culkin, who played the main character in the film, even got involved. One Twitter user suggested that Trump be replaced in the movie with a 40-year-old version of Culkin, and the actor himself responded in the tweet below.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 13, 2021
Aside from the sheer childishness of the idea that we must refuse to support anyone who does or says something controversial, there are serious practical and political difficulties with it. In a culture that allows public representatives to be stripped of their private interests because of perceived mistakes, competent candidates may choose not to run for office.
We should also remember that it’s not just politicians targeted in this kind of campaign. Remember when Kevin Hart stepped from hosting the Oscars?
I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
If our society continues with this fad of vilifying people any time they cause controversy, public life could start to lose its appeal.
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