Saturday, October 29, 2022

Quote of the Day (Michelle Goldberg, on Ambivalence About Cancel Culture)

“In my experience, most people, especially those who are middle-aged and older, have complicated and contradictory feelings about the rapid changes in values, manners and allowances that fall under the rubric of cancel culture. They’re glad to see challenges to elite impunity, and uncomfortable about what can seem like mob justice. The notion of separating the art from the artist has gone out of fashion, but a progressive version of old-fashioned morality clauses isn’t a satisfying replacement.”—Opinion columnist and TV commentator Michelle Goldberg, “Finally, a Great Movie About Cancel Culture,” The New York Times, Oct. 23, 2022

The photo accompanying this post, of Michelle Goldberg at the 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival panel, was taken on Sept. 23, 2012, by Joann Jovinelly (editrrix) from NYC.

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