Former President Barack Obama touches on the issue of cancel culture - seeing it as problematic and just like how his two children Malia Ann and Sasha Obama perceive it.
Though his daughters' generation makes this modern form of ostracism a trend they are not fond of it.
Americans seem to be more careful of what they say online now with the looming threat of getting canceled anytime. So, in a sit-down interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Obama shares the talks he has with his children about this trend and its concepts.
"At least in conversations with my daughter, I think that a lot of the dangers of cancel culture is that we're just going to be condemning people all the time," he says, according to Hollywood Life.
Sure, some of the others' behavior is not always acceptable and needs to be called out. However, Malia and Sasha see some going overboard with canceling anyone who has different beliefs than others do.
"At least among my daughters, they will acknowledge sometimes among their peer group or in college campuses, you'll see folks going overboard," Obama says.
He says his children and their friends never demand perfection. Instead, they ask for proper accountability.
He compares his and the young Obamas' generation - saying if he may tolerate some things as it may be how it works, the younger ones will question it and demand a change.
Cancel Culture has been a "polarizing topic of debate" since it emerges as an effective tool to cancel anyone, Vox says. It all begins when a celebrity or a public figure says something offensive that results in a public backlash fueled by social media.
The call to cancel this person ensues and may lead to the end of their career or "revoke their cultural cachet." This process of "publicly calling out for accountability" and boycotting someone has become an effective tool of social justice.
However, conservative politicians and pundits say Cancel Culture is out of control and a "senseless form of social media mob rule."
In August, Obama objected to the continuing prevalence of this call-out culture and the young generation's being "woked."
"This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're always politically 'woke' and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly," he says according to the The New York Times. "The world is messy; there are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their children and share certain things with you."