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Stars who continued their careers after being 'canceled'

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 39: Woody Allen was purportedly canceled after his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, alleged that he sexually abused her as a child. In addition to the uneasy fact that Allen married the adopted daughter of his ex Mia Farrow, with whom he shares a biological son and two other adopted children (Dylan and Moses), backlash only increased with the release of 2021's docuseries 'Allen v. Farrow,' in which Dylan and Mia Farrow went into further detail about the allegations they first came forward with in 1992.But while Allen's reputation in the US has been somewhat tarnished, he's been busy working in Europe. It came out that while in Paris shooting a film in French, Allen had told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that he intended to retire from making movies and to dedicate more time to writing. But Allen's representative released a statement shortly after which read, "Woody Allen never said he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing another novel. He said he was thinking about not making films as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, as he is a great lover of the cinema experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris shooting his new movie, which will be the 50th,” reports Variety.Amazon Studios shelved his previous film 'A Rainy Day in New York' after Allen's comments on his daughter's abuse allegations, which resulted in Allen suing them for US$68 million alleging a breach of contract, though the dispute was later settled out of court. In 2020, however, he opened the San Sebastian Film Festival with 'Rifkin’s Festival,' backed by Spanish media giant Mediapro.The term "canceled" has become so ubiquitous in today's age that it can be difficult to understand what it really means for a person, including how to criticize it or, more importantly, how to find redemption in it.Its roots lie in the traditional boycott, as a means for the public to practice its own version of justice and to teach figures with more power than them what is acceptable and what is not. At its worst, it's highly reactionary and can destroy someone's reputation. At best, it's an important learning lesson for its targets and for everyone witnessing it.One of the biggest criticisms of cancel culture is that it's too swift and severe, but it's interesting to see the various ways celebrities have dealt with being "canceled," some of which actually resulted in a smooth return to their careers. Some stars make enormous apology tours and equally enormous donations to the communities they offended. Other stars try to dispute the claims. Some others disappear for a little while and try to return quietly. Others go after cancel culture itself, and a few actually do attempt genuine redemption.Though many "canceled" celebs lose projects and tours at first, and experience immense mental duress from the public shaming, there are several stars who have come out of it all with their career intact, at least somewhat.Click through to learn more and see other examples of stars who prove that cancel culture might not be as permanent as people say it is.You may also like: The dark side of fashion: mental illness in the fashion industry

Stars who continued their careers after being 'canceled'

Woody Allen was purportedly canceled after his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, alleged that he sexually abused her as a child. In addition to the uneasy fact that Allen married the adopted daughter of his ex Mia Farrow, with whom he shares a biological son and two other adopted children (Dylan and Moses), backlash only increased with the release of 2021's docuseries 'Allen v. Farrow,' in which Dylan and Mia Farrow went into further detail about the allegations they first came forward with in 1992.

But while Allen's reputation in the US has been somewhat tarnished, he's been busy working in Europe. It came out that while in Paris shooting a film in French, Allen had told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that he intended to retire from making movies and to dedicate more time to writing. But Allen's representative released a statement shortly after which read, "Woody Allen never said he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing another novel. He said he was thinking about not making films as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, as he is a great lover of the cinema experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris shooting his new movie, which will be the 50th,” reports Variety.

Amazon Studios shelved his previous film 'A Rainy Day in New York' after Allen's comments on his daughter's abuse allegations, which resulted in Allen suing them for US$68 million alleging a breach of contract, though the dispute was later settled out of court. In 2020, however, he opened the San Sebastian Film Festival with 'Rifkin’s Festival,' backed by Spanish media giant Mediapro.

The term "canceled" has become so ubiquitous in today's age that it can be difficult to understand what it really means for a person, including how to criticize it or, more importantly, how to find redemption in it.

Its roots lie in the traditional boycott, as a means for the public to practice its own version of justice and to teach figures with more power than them what is acceptable and what is not. At its worst, it's highly reactionary and can destroy someone's reputation. At best, it's an important learning lesson for its targets and for everyone witnessing it.

One of the biggest criticisms of cancel culture is that it's too swift and severe, but it's interesting to see the various ways celebrities have dealt with being "canceled," some of which actually resulted in a smooth return to their careers. Some stars make enormous apology tours and equally enormous donations to the communities they offended. Other stars try to dispute the claims. Some others disappear for a little while and try to return quietly. Others go after cancel culture itself, and a few actually do attempt genuine redemption.

Though many "canceled" celebs lose projects and tours at first, and experience immense mental duress from the public shaming, there are several stars who have come out of it all with their career intact, at least somewhat.

Click through to learn more and see other examples of stars who prove that cancel culture might not be as permanent as people say it is.

You may also like: The dark side of fashion: mental illness in the fashion industry

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