xQc has decided to challenge the notion of 'cancelling' celebrities. xQc claims "canceling" makes no difference and that most people who were "cancelled" are still making money, so they don't care about the attention once the spotlight leaves them. He isn't wrong, Chris Pratt, Jeffree Starr, Ellen, Justin Timberlake, and Camilla Cabello were all "cancelled" this year, and nothing happened after they tweeted out apologies.
When reacting to Disguised Toast's apology, xQc was clear about what he thought about canceling. xQc motioned to Disguised toast's apology multiple times while saying:
"Guys I've said this before, I will say it again, okay? You're never gonna have me do some stupid s**t like this, okay? You're not gonna f***ing manipulate me like a puppet. 'Oh, oh, be this, or do that for me or whatever.' Because cancelling isn't real. You're not gonna f**king cancel me. Unless you de-platform me literally, or unless I can't go live, and I can't tweet, and I can't post videos I'm not cancelled. I'm not deplatformed. You cannot cancel me. It's just never gonna happen. So come at me b**ch, I don't give a f**k. I don't even know why I have to react to this."
Many have said that Cancel culture goes way too far and is far too picky.
The idea of cancellation is excellent if that person is still objectively wrong. "Cancelling" isn't for someone who disagrees with your way of thinking but does nothing to harm you or anyone else. You are not helping anything by trying to "cancel" someone who has grown up and realized their old way of seeing the world wasn't 'good' and changed.
Look towards Paarthurnax above. Some people grow up in a bad situation, do bad things, and then improve later in life. People should not be marked for life by being on the wrong side of things when they were young. This obviously isn't the case for everyone.
xQc agreed with Ludwig, who went further in his statements against the idea of cancellation
The issue that many have with cancellation is that a younger generation wants older people to apologize for things they've done in the past. As people age, our opinions change, and we grow and learn from those mistakes. When you're too young to experience that kind of change, you wouldn't know that it can happen, and so you continue to attack others for how they used to be instead of how they are now.
xQc was watching more reactions to cancellations when he came across Ludwig talking about cancel culture and Karl Jacobs. Ludwig was very blunt that as long as someone tries to move on and get better, they don't owe anymore.
xQc agrees with Ludwig about Karl Jacobs moving forward from his apology:
" Isn't that what you expect from humans? For them to learn from their mistakes? Just because you woke up in a woke culture, doesn't make you better than anyone else. You just grew up in a time where people happened to be more progressive… You're only a result of your surroundings. You were not born holier and mightier."