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Cancel Culture

Adira Putri Safira (K2220002)

Video Title: CultureRoad™ Podcast – Episode 2: Cancel Culture

Date: 28 October 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    In this video, the speakers discussed about some important point related to cancel culture. The host asked them several questions and the three guests answered it based on their own perspectives and knowledge. Those things being discussed are about the real examples of cancel culture, the validity of cancel culture, the cure for cancel culture, and how entrepreneurs and leaders can navigate a society inflicted by cancel culture.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The three speakers’ main purpose is to answer and explain regarding the points about cancel culture. All of the questions are from the host and the guests answered it with their own knowledge and experiences. I do think the main purpose is to give the viewers different sides of cancel culture.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The video is from the channel called Culture Road™ Podcast. The three speakers involved in the video are female entrepreneurs, they are Evelyn Miller, Monique Idlett, and Collette Leonard. The host is DeEtta Jones. She is an executive trainer and industry veteran. They spoke about cancel culture based on their different background knowledge and experiences. I think there’s not much source in this video because they came up with their own perspectives. So, I think the speaker isn’t trustworthy enough when they talk about cancel culture. However, I think in some points they are trustworthy to spoke about it. They made some points related what they did in real life as entrepreneurs dealing with cancel culture and I think it’s trusted.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    Evelyn Miller tends to highlight that the cancel culture agenda has a good and also bad effect to the criminal. She said that cancel culture is not the perfect system. There are definitely people who are going to be injured. But, she also agreed that cancel culture makes people more accountable for their actions and what they are doing is social media. Monique Idlett explained her idea that cancel culture is a toxic movement. Based on her opinion, she said that we should cancel the thing that actually makes sense for example we should rewrite law instead of cancelling someone. She thought that cancelling individual it’s not changing anything. Collete Leonard questioned the effectiveness of cancelling someone. She also said that the way of educating people by cancelling them just like destroying their lives instead of give a learning moment it is something that didn’t sit well with her.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    The speakers have valid arguments because when they came up with their opinions they often support it with real-life examples.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    https://www.ucf.edu/pegasus/is-cancel-culture-effective/

Video Title: How “Cancel Culture” Works

Date: 4 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video discussed about definition of cancel culture, the origin of cancel culture, the celebrities who got effect of cancel culture, and there is a brief explanation about #MeToo movement in social media that made the cancel culture got louder in society.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main purpose of the speaker is to give the information by highlighting the multiple sides of the topic.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The speaker in this video does not appear because it is just her voice over. It is 3 minutes video explained about cancel culture with illustration. They mentioned a source in the video. They explained according Pew study there are 44% of Americans think they know what it means to be canceled while another 56% hasn’t heard much of the term. Some people think cancel culture is unjust and goes too far but about half the people familiar with the term say its purpose is to hold people accountable. I think the source is trustworthy because I have searched and found the study that has been mentioned in the video.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s attitude is netral towards the subject. It is because they just state the common knowledge with the real data to support the idea in the video. I cannot find any statement which indicates about their position (agree or disagree) towards cancel culture.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, they do. They support the key point by giving the real examples and the research data that has been conducted specifically in US about cancel culture.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/08/17/how-americans-feel-about-cancel-culture-and-offensive-speech-in-6-charts/