Throughout 2020, a number of celebrities have been ‘cancelled’ online after doing something that social media users don’t agree with – here is a complete list.
As the internet has advanced, trolling has also progressed, giving rise to a new phenomenon called ‘cancel culture’. Many celebrities and people in the public eye are being ‘cancelled’ online, meaning they are ostracised and turned against on by a large group of people.
This usually occurs when someone has done something that others don’t agree with, leading to the celebrity getting huge amounts of hate on social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram and TikTok and often losing followers.
Sometimes people are ‘cancelled’ because they have broken the law or done something forbidden, and they usually deserve it. However, public figures are also often ‘cancelled’ for no reason at all which is completely unfair.
Here is a full list of all the celebrities who have been ‘cancelled’ in 2020.
One of the first celebrities to be ‘cancelled’ back in April 2020 was American rapper Doja Cat. She gained huge success after her songs started going viral on TikTok at the start of the year, but that in turn made her subject to a lot of trolling.
Doja Cat was ‘cancelled’ twice, once when she started beef with Nicki Minaj fans, and then again when she was allegedly made a racist comment on a video chat site.
Despite being ‘cancelled’ twice, Doja Cat is still hugely loved in the music industry and it hasn’t destroyed her reputation at all.
Another celebrity who was ‘cancelled’ many times throughout the year on Twitter is American actor Chris Pratt who is best known for appearing in the Marvel movies.
Chris Pratt has been ‘cancelled’ numerous times on Twitter over claims that he is allegedly ‘homophobic’ and attends an anti-LGBTQ+ church, and many fans started turning against him.
The actor denied these claims, but he still continues to be ostracised on social media.
Popular YouTuber and streamer SSSniperwolf who has over 23 million subscribers on YouTube was another public figure to be ‘cancelled’ recently.
However, she still remains hugely popular and she didn’t lose many fans over it.
Singer Lizzo has gained huge success this year and has become a role model for many women, often preaching about body positivity and confidence. However, she’s also had a whole load of drama.
She was first ‘cancelled’ by Harry Styles fans after a video surfaced on Twitter showing her pretending to grab Harry’s butt. Twitter users attempted to ‘cancel’ her for sexualising him without his consent, but this one was pretty stupid because the pair are just close friends.
Lizzo was then ‘cancelled’ again after she gained backlash for promoting a 10-day detox smoothie diet.
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio
Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have become two of the biggest Internet personalities this year, rising to fame through the social media app TikTok. However, TikTok is often blamed for its high amounts of trolling, and the pair were involved in a huge scandal in November.
The pair were accused of being ‘ungrateful’ and ‘disrespectful’ to their private chef who had cooked them a meal in a YouTube video where they sat down and had a dinner party with their parents and James Charles.
However, it all turned out to be a stunt that was set up on purpose.
Australian singer Sia was ‘cancelled’ in November when she gained backlash following the announcement of her new film Music. One of the main themes within the film is disability, with one of the main characters, who has been cast as Maddie Ziegler, is autistic.
However, fans started calling her out and claiming that many things were wrong with the film, including her choice of casting and alleged lack of research.
Sia then engaged in a public Twitter argument with a number of people as she tried to defend her film and argue that it wasn’t ‘offensive’.
TikTok star Bryce Hall was ‘cancelled’ in 2020 after he broke Covid rules at his house in Los Angeles.
The 21-year-old threw a huge house party for his birthday at his rented mansion in the Hollywood Hills, and LA authorities were even forced to shut off the power to his home.
Other public figures have also been ‘cancelled’ for throwing parties during the coronavirus pandemic including James Charles and Jake Paul.
Another TikTok star who has been ‘cancelled’ this year is Zoe Laverne, who after once being the most-followed person on the social media app, has now been turned against by a lot of fans.
The drama all started when a video was leaked to Twitter that saw Zoe kissing a 13-year-old fan called Connor Joyce. Zoe started getting a lot of backlash on social media, and it developed into a huge scandal.
She addressed the drama in an Instagram live and made a number of public apologies, but then decided to take a break from social media.
By Ellissa Bain – [email protected]