#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…
Traditionally, the term “canceled” means to “dismiss something,” or to “reject an individual or an idea,” as per Dictionary.
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.
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.
She then commented:
“‘People who menstruate’. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
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.
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.
And blasted both the university and cancel-culture, pointing out that “campuses should be bastions of free speech.”
On social platforms such as Twitter, canceling users with opposing views has become the norm – but does that mean it’s the way forward?
By arguing that it is a form of bullying and will be the “death of free speech.”
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.
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…