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Stars who continued their careers after being 'canceled'

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 41: Chris Brown was not present to receive his AMA award for the Favourite Male R&B Artist, or the subsequent boos from the crowd. Instead, Kelly Rowland accepted the award on his behalf, but when she heard the crowd's upset noises, she put a finger up and said, "Excuse me. Chill out.”"I want to tell Chris thank you so much for making great R&B music, and I want to tell him thank you for being an incredible performer," Rowland continued. "I'll take this award and bring it to you. I love you, congratulations." Before the show, Brown claimed that the AMAs canceled his planned tribute to Michael Jackson at the last minute, as he shared footage of his rehearsal to Instagram and wrote in the caption "U SERIOUS?" while adding in the comments, “WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown," NME reports. 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'

Chris Brown was not present to receive his AMA award for the Favourite Male R&B Artist, or the subsequent boos from the crowd. Instead, Kelly Rowland accepted the award on his behalf, but when she heard the crowd's upset noises, she put a finger up and said, "Excuse me. Chill out.”

"I want to tell Chris thank you so much for making great R&B music, and I want to tell him thank you for being an incredible performer," Rowland continued. "I'll take this award and bring it to you. I love you, congratulations." 

Before the show, Brown claimed that the AMAs canceled his planned tribute to Michael Jackson at the last minute, as he shared footage of his rehearsal to Instagram and wrote in the caption "U SERIOUS?" while adding in the comments, “WOULDVE been the ama performance but they cancelled me for reasons unknown," NME reports. 

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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