#RIPJeremyRenner has started trending on Twitter as people call for the actor to be canceled... But, why? Here's the full story.
Another day, another celebrity being canceled.
This time, it's Jeremy Renner.
And as the internet calls for him to be canceled, #RIPJeremyRenner has begun trending on Twitter.
But, what has he done?
Keep scrolling to find out...
Now, the so-called cancel-culture has been dominating the virtual world as of late.
Traditionally, the term "canceled" means to "dismiss something," or to "reject an individual or an idea," as per Dictionary.
But, in the last year or so, the act of "canceling" has taken on a whole new meaning entirely.Canceling someone - whether it be rejecting them, ignoring them, publicly opposing their views or actions, or depriving them of time and attention - has become the go-to tactic for disgruntled and offended internet-goers.
Celebrities and public figures are the most common targets of this new cancel-culture.Perhaps the most memorable example is the previously-beloved mastermind behind the Harry Potter franchise, J.K Rowling, who was savagely "canceled" after expressing her views on women and gender.
In June last year, the author shared a link to an article titled: "Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate."
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? W… https://t.co/JEQbzYBS9O— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)1591479351.0
The backlash was astounding...And, almost instantly, the internet was alight with allegations of transphobia and even some calls for Rowling and the Harry Potter franchise to be canceled and boycotted entirely.
Another high-profile figure to face the wrath of cancel culture recently was Ivanka Trump.
Amid Donald Trump's controversial response to the BLM protests last summer, his daughter was hastily dropped by Wichita State University Tech in Kansas just hours after it had been revealed she would be giving a speech to its students.
Obviously, Ivanka was furious with the decision...
Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetic… https://t.co/OFe9lZwV5Y— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1591398793.0
So, as you can see from these examples alone...
Cancel culture mentality: “I don’t like this person, therefor I’m going to dig up every bad thing they’ve done, and… https://t.co/irqEyHSMh2— lar 🎟 (@lar 🎟)1609651781.0
In recent months, more and more people have been speaking out against cancel culture...
I hate this cancel culture. It’s bullying.— Debbie Larry-Izamoje (@Debbie Larry-Izamoje)1609788525.0
Of course, celebrities have been at the forefront of this fight against cancelation.An open letter to Harper’s Magazine in July last year was signed by more than 150 prominent authors and journalists, including J.K Rowling, Salman Rushdie, and Margaret Atwood, decrying what they see as a loss of open debate and tolerance as a result of cancel-culture.
Even former POTUS, Barack Obama, who is famously left-wing, has called out cancel-culture.
Well said, @BarackObama. Former president calls out woke cancel culture. https://t.co/7gDMrGkrve— Clay Travis (@Clay Travis)1572410576.0
In an eye-opening speech at an Obama Foundation event in 2019, he told those who are "politically woke" to "get over that," and pointed out that canceling people online "isn't activism."
"That's not bringing about change," he said. “If all you're doing is casting stones, you're probably not going to get that far. That's easy to do."
Despite the calls for cancel-culture to end, it still very much a thing.
And the latest celebrity to be 'canceled' is Jeremy Renner, causing #ripjeremyrenner to trend on Twitter...
Renner has had many troubling moments previously...
The Hawkeye actor faced some shocking allegations back in 2019, when his ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco, alleged that he was often under the influence of drugs and alcohol while they were married.
She claimed that this led to several outbursts which include threatening to kill her and biting his daughter.
It was also claimed that he once put a gun to his mouth, threatening to commit suicide, before shooting the ceiling.
Renner denied the allegations against him and claimed that his former wife was "unstable."
But Renner's alleged troubling actions don't finish there...
The trend has also brought up offensive moments from the past whereby he uses derogatory language, racial slurs, and other outdated terms.
Things don't look good for Renner. The question is, will he actually be canceled? Or is this just a Twitter trend?
For more on cancel culture, keep scrolling...