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Stars who continued their careers after being 'canceled'

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 41: Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault in 2018 after more than 50 women made similar allegations against him, including drugging, sexual assault, and child abuse. However, his conviction was overturned in 2021 due to a technicality and he was released. In an interview on Dec. 28, 2022, the 85-year-old revealed that he plans to begin touring as a comedian again in 2023. “There’s so much fun to be had in this storytelling that I do. Years ago, maybe 10 years ago, I found it was better to say it after I write it," he told interviewer Scott Spears. “When I come out of this, I feel that I will be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be." His representatives confirmed that he is aiming to begin touring again in the spring or summer. In the month prior to his interview, Cosby was accused of sexual abuse by five more women who have filed a lawsuit against him. 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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Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault in 2018 after more than 50 women made similar allegations against him, including drugging, sexual assault, and child abuse. However, his conviction was overturned in 2021 due to a technicality and he was released. In an interview on Dec. 28, 2022, the 85-year-old revealed that he plans to begin touring as a comedian again in 2023. “There’s so much fun to be had in this storytelling that I do. Years ago, maybe 10 years ago, I found it was better to say it after I write it," he told interviewer Scott Spears. “When I come out of this, I feel that I will be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be." His representatives confirmed that he is aiming to begin touring again in the spring or summer. In the month prior to his interview, Cosby was accused of sexual abuse by five more women who have filed a lawsuit against him. 

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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