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People Share Which Canceled Celebrities Didn’t Deserve What They Got

The topic of “cancelation” is a spicy one. For some people, it’s the biggest scourge of our age, which seems kind of ridiculous considering literally every other thing that’s happened in the past year.

A person getting fired for sexual assault or spouting slurs in the office isn’t really canceled, they’re suffering consequences for their actions.

And unfortunately, most people who end up “canceled” make a comeback eventually anyway. They fail UP.

So when Redditor u/Yung-Potter-XO posted the question, “Which celebrity got canceled and you genuinely felt bad for them?” I thought it would be a bunch of people complaining about their favorite artist who got #MeTooed and then ended up staring in a mega-franchise a year later.

It actually ended up being an incredibly sympathetic list of public figures who really did get blacklisted, usually for speaking up about things that no one else would. Or being punished for minor transgressions that seem like no big deal now.

This is what unfair cancelation actually looks like:


Which celebrity got cancelled and you genuinely felt bad for them? —Pepe_CO


Amanda Bynes. From what I’ve seen she was abused by Dan schneider at Nickelodeon studios for YEARS and a lot like britney is currently under conservatorship because of a total mental mental break. —Awkward_Apricot312

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Can I add Shelley Duvall to the list? Was in a string of great Robert Altman films in the 1970s, and did her own string of Cable shows in the 1980s, Shelley Duvall’s Faere Tale Theatre, Tall Tales and Legends, and Bedtime stories.

Also, she did a few musical albums, and even created some computer games in the 1990s, like A Bird’s Life and A Dog’s life. There is WAY more to her then Wendy Torrane in the Shining. Now, she is completly forgotten, eccept when people call her crazy or something. She deserves WAY better in my opinion.—Last-Society-7322


Hayden Christenson did nothing wrong. No actor should be maligned for decisions made by the writers and director. —TheMadPoet



Ashley Judd. Harvey Weinstein blacklisted her for years. She’s an incredible actress IMO. —call-me-mama-t


Peter Norman. He should have been Australia’s greatest athlete, but he supported the black power salute and got black listed by the Australian Olympic Committe. —soopermat


This probably won’t get seen, but the guy from the “Dude your getting a Dell!” Commercials got fired and blacklisted over weed. Not a celebrity really but still bogus —Standish304


Howard Dean. He yelled in excitement at one of his political rallies in 2004. People thought he was wasn’t fit to be president because of it. —NikeExchange