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Roaad
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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another article acting like 5 people on Twitter getting mad about something is real life

The sad part, corporations across the country are changing behaviors and policies based on little more than that.



Jay Are
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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As long as media companies are bowing to "social media users," it is relevant. See: Gina Carano.


The tweets the article quotes are general criticisms of Grease, not people saying it should be canceled. It then quotes other tweets assuming, for little to no reason, that Grease will be canceled based off a few people saying the movie hasn't aged well. The only people generating outrage are the people reacting to a few critical tweets (and MSN, by publishing an article with a misleading headline they knew would be eaten up by idiots). Grease isn't currently being produced, and the level of outrage didn't come from anyone involved with making of this 40 year old movie doing something stupid.

This situation isn't the same, and you could probably use the same lesson Carano could have internalized: noticing a surface similarity doesn't make two situations equivalent.


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BluegrassBelle
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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100% comparable. What she posted was 100% innocent, not racist, not "rapey," etc. Same goes for Grease. You ignore this at your own peril.


Except, it's not.

A handful of people bitching on Twitter about a movie that's been around for decades and isn't going anywhere isn't comparable to someone working for Disney who has close to a million followers on Twitter espousing an opinion (right or wrong) that got panned by her employer. It's an apples and oranges comparison.

And who even goes to MSN.com anymore for "news"? I just looked at their front page and it makes my eye twitch.


abellsujr
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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They should be far more alarmed at just how filthy the songs are in that movie. I actually kinda love Grease, but watching it as an adult...holy shit, some of those song lyrics are straight up filthy.
I have memories of asking my parents what “the chicks’ll cream” means


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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
She had been warned many times, the last warning was about 4 days before.

All her co-stars were supporting her in the cries for cancelling, for about a year.

All she had to do was stop being inflammatory on Twitter.

Yes, there is a double standard, and it is very shitty. If this was her "taking a stand", well people who take a stand get fired, arrested, etc. before anything change.

Did Pascal post something worse? Yes. There are no calls to boycott or social media uproar over Pascal's posts.


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drizztiger
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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who even goes to MSN.com anymore for "news"?
All my Bing searches for "news" bring me to MSN.com. That's good, right?


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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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and another war on Christmas was born.


My son is on full disability due to injuries suffered in the the War on Christmas. He goes full PTSD if anyone puts the TV on the Hallmark Channel.


PowerTool
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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I have memories of asking my parents what “the chicks’ll cream” means



Haven't people been getting red-faced when they figured out the lyrics pretty much since the movie came out? But everything is new every day for Twitter drones and clickbait journalists.


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Havoc
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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Social media users are calling

Who gives a frick? Why does the media even give this a forum? I know why, just saying.


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WestCoastAg
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
Who uses bing
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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Who uses bing


Bitch, get you a Zune.



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wildtigercat93
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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Who uses bing



Whoosh


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chinese58
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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So probably a whole 10 people on Twitter.
Even if it's a thousand people it shouldn't matter. It's too easy to be a squeaking wheel these days. These people posting about this on twitter need to be shamed for being big-time losers.



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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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My son is on full disability due to injuries suffered in the the War on Christmas. He goes full PTSD if anyone puts the TV on the Hallmark Channel.


I'm so sorry. Please thank him for his service on my behalf.

Wait.

Which side did he fight for?


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kywildcatfanone
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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The lack of LGBTQ+ representation and diversity in the cast angered others.



There weren't any gay people in 1978.


SCLSUMuddogs
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
OK, so what are they going to do about it?

For a group of people of whom the vast majority consider themselves "liberal," they are using some pretty conservative tactics. They want to ban a movie?

How about a clockwork Orange? it glorifies a rapist and murderer. I guess that means you'd ban the book as well. Starting to sound quite fascist to me
This post was edited on 2/23 at 6:37 pm


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blueboy
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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another article acting like 5 people on Twitter getting mad about something is real life
The sad part, corporations across the country are changing behaviors and policies based on little more than that.
That's the essence of it all. Small groups of twitter mobs are being pumped up as majority movements. People of all walks of life should just start ignoring it.

Even a lot of people on the far left are getting sick of identity politics.


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LaLadyinTx
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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There weren't any gay people in 1978.


And this is about the 50's. They were hidden at the back of a very dark closet then.


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Uncle Stu
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re: The cancel culture is now going after the movie Grease.
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The lack of LGBTQ+ representation


John Travolta is in the movie. What more do they want?


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Methuselah
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So probably a whole 10 people on Twitter.


Exactly. It's weird how people go looking for that stuff.


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