Has 'Cancel Culture' Gone Too Far?Play
Comedian Shane Gillis has been effectively canceled — at least, that's how some people see his removal from "Saturday Night Live," just four days after he was hired. He was fired for racist remarks he made on a podcast in 2018.
Some have pushed back against the move from SNL, saying the show gave in to a toxic cancel culture that's gone too far.
Renée Graham, associate editor and columnist for the Boston Globe and a WBUR contributor. She tweets @reneeygraham.
Susan Jane, culture critic, writer and principal at Navigators Consulting. She is also a contributor to WBUR's The Artery. She tweets @susanjane19.
This segment aired on September 18, 2019.