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Stars who continued their careers after being 'canceled'

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 32: 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 try to essentially cancel out their criticism using abstract criticism of "cancel culture" as a whole. Of course, some actually do attempt genuine redemption as well.Chrissy Teigen was "canceled" after it surfaced that she had bullied certain people online in the past. She admitted to her errors in an open letter published to Medium and offered public apologies, plus she lost multiple brand deals and took a step back from social media for a short while. But on October 26, the day she released her third cookbook, 'Cravings: All Together,' she spoke on the Today show about how she's ready to move forward.Speaking about losing TV gigs and brand partnerships, Teigen said, "You learn so much in the moments where you do lose so much. Your world is kinda turned upside down." She added, "For me it was a big moment of like, 'Wow, I need to find out how I can be better, how I can grow from this, learn from this. There's that old cliché of 'I'm glad it happened,' but truly it made me a stronger person. A better person. That's when I went sober, I went clean—I'm actually 100 days sober today and I'm, like, so excited, yeah. I feel so good. I feel clearheaded." As for the future of her career, Teigen said, "I feel like I've done the work, and I hope these people can forgive and be able to welcome the fact that hopefully they've seen me be better."Though many "canceled" celebs are dropped from agencies and projects at first, and many have canceled tours and experienced immense mental duress from the public shaming, there are several stars like Teigen who have come out of it all with their career intact, at least somewhat. Click through to see the examples of stars who prove that cancel culture might not be as permanent as people say it is.

Stars who continued their careers after being 'canceled'

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 try to essentially cancel out their criticism using abstract criticism of "cancel culture" as a whole. Of course, some actually do attempt genuine redemption as well.

Chrissy Teigen was "canceled" after it surfaced that she had bullied certain people online in the past. She admitted to her errors in an open letter published to Medium and offered public apologies, plus she lost multiple brand deals and took a step back from social media for a short while. But on October 26, the day she released her third cookbook, 'Cravings: All Together,' she spoke on the Today show about how she's ready to move forward.

Speaking about losing TV gigs and brand partnerships, Teigen said, "You learn so much in the moments where you do lose so much. Your world is kinda turned upside down." She added, "For me it was a big moment of like, 'Wow, I need to find out how I can be better, how I can grow from this, learn from this. There's that old cliché of 'I'm glad it happened,' but truly it made me a stronger person. A better person. That's when I went sober, I went clean—I'm actually 100 days sober today and I'm, like, so excited, yeah. I feel so good. I feel clearheaded." As for the future of her career, Teigen said, "I feel like I've done the work, and I hope these people can forgive and be able to welcome the fact that hopefully they've seen me be better."

Though many "canceled" celebs are dropped from agencies and projects at first, and many have canceled tours and experienced immense mental duress from the public shaming, there are several stars like Teigen who have come out of it all with their career intact, at least somewhat. Click through to see the examples of stars who prove that cancel culture might not be as permanent as people say it is.

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