#RIPJeremyRenner has started trending on Twitter as people call for the actor to be canceled... But, why?
Read on to find out...
Another day, another celebrity being canceled.
And this time, it's Jeremy Renner.
Now, we all know Renner best for being one of Hollywood's most beloved actors.
The California-born actor first made a name for himself back in 2002 when he starred in Dahmer as the eponymous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
He went on to appear in S.W.A.T (2003), A Little Trip to Heaven (2005), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), and The Hurt Locker (2009).
In more recent years, Renner secured some pretty huge roles...
Including in Kill The Messenger (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
So it's safe to say that all in all...
Jeremy Renner has enjoyed some great success over the years!
And he's earned himself a pretty huge fanbase worldwide...
Because what Hollywood actor isn't adored by his fans?!
Well, it seems as if this admiration has dampened slightly as of late...
Because Renner has been officially "cancelled" on Twitter this week.
Now, this 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.
via: ShutterstockCanceling 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.
via: GettyPerhaps 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...
via: GettyAnd, 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 the former president, 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...
And blasted both the university and cancel-culture, pointing out that "campuses should be bastions of free speech."
Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2020
Listening to one another is important now more than ever!https://t.co/VW6W8TIL9c
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.
via: GettyAn 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.
Which is what brings us back to the reason why Jeremy Renner has been canceled by Twitter this week.
Twitter has been ruthless in the last few days...
Yo Jeremy Renner is 100.% cancelled— Antidrida (@AdridaPlagueBoi) March 2, 2021
Jeremy Renner under the microscope to be cancelled.— Ellis Belle (@EllisBelle1) March 2, 2021
Cancelling people has become a trend in itself.
It's getting to be a long queue. 🤷 pic.twitter.com/G92aQSC6Nm
So, why exactly has Renner been canceled?
Well, the trend seems to center around a large number of controversial elements in the actor's past that have resurfaced and been dragged through the mud.
For example, he 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...
And it was also claimed that he once put a gun to his mouth threatening to commit suicide, before shooting the ceiling.
Renner, of course, strongly 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.
With all of this combined, will the #RIPJeremyRenner trend attempt actually see him being shunned from mainstream entertainment in the same way it happened to Gina Carano?
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