To Cancel or Not to Cancel?: Cancel Culture and Human Rights

Donald Trump? Canceled. J. K. Rowling? Canceled. Dave Chappelle? Canceled. In Indonesia, from President Joko Widodo, Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, to influencers such as Gofar Hilman were called out and canceled as well. They, and many other ordinary citizens, were canceled for different reasons: from misogynistic speech and behavior to anti-marginalized outlooks and policies. Repercussions are experienced differently, though, by the influentials and their less-powerful counterparts: Rowling just got her fair share from the Harry Potter reunion…