AOC rips those who complain about “cancel culture,” says “odds are you’re not actually cancelled, you’re just being challenged, held accountable, or unliked”

Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at those complaining about being victims of “cancel culture.”

The progressive lawmaker tweeted:

People who are actually “cancelled” don’t get their thoughts published and amplified in major outlets.

This has been a public service announcement.

The term “cancel culture” comes from entitlement – as though the person complaining has the right to a large, captive audience,& one is a victim if people choose to tune them out.
Odds are you’re not actually cancelled, you’re just being challenged, held accountable, or unliked.

AOC then added:

I have an entire TV network dedicated to stoking hatred of me. A white supremacist w/ a popular network show regularly distorts me in dangerous ways, & it’s a normal part of my existence to get death threats from their audience.

You don’t see me complaining abt “cancel culture”

Many of the people actually “cancelled” are those long denied a fair hearing of their ideas to begin w/: Palestinian human rights advocates Abolitionists Anticapitalists Anti-imperialists Not spicy “contrarians” who want to play devils advocate w/ your basic rights in the NYT

Not everyone agreed with AOC’s take on the subject of “cancel culture.”

One Twitter user replied:

No, ‘canceled’ is more like being fired for something you said online. Not ‘tuned out’.

Not sure if you’re this lacking in intelligence, or this willfully dishonest. Either one works for me.

Bryan Lawlor replied:

NORMAL PERSON: “I disagree with what you said.”

CANCEL CULTURE: “Let’s see what your employer thinks about what you said.”

This isn’t complicated.

A Twitter user who appeared to be on AOC’s side wrote:

It’s not cancel culture. It’s #ConsequenceCulture And for some people, it’s long overdue.