The concept of canceling has been trending across the internet for some time now, as fans and social media users “cancel” famous people for their offensive behaviors. From the smallest of blunders to full criminal offenses, celebrities are often held accountable for their actions and the public takes to social networks and blogs to express their outrage.

From young YouTube stars to A-list celebrities, many people have found themselves “canceled” or suffering from notoriety or boycotting for their behavior. Let’s take a look at some celebrities who have been canceled and why they believe so.

Tomi Lahren

Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren became a target of cancellation after she was caught in a controversy over her controversial views on abortion. After expressing her thoughts in a tweet, Lahren was widely condemned by fans and media outlets. She later wrote an article on Fox News where she detailed her views, including statements referring to those who did not share her views as “ignorant” and “hypocritical”. She has since doubled down on her statements, citing freedom to express her opinion as the reason behind her uncompromising stance.

Kanye West

Kanye West has been the subject of criticism and cancellation since the 2016 election when he declared that he would be running for president. His divisive views in regard to politics as well as religious beliefs have divided many fans and resulted in multiple boycotts and calls to cancel him from the industry. He has given several interviews where he has defended his views and promised to change the industry for the better, but his tactics and his stubborn adamant stance on certain views has discouraged many.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner has been involved in several controversies, including one related to her fashion line and another that involved her cosmetics company. Her recent decision to advertise her makeup line on Snapchat was seen as insensitive by many, as her advertisement featured the source image of the devastating California wildfires. Her missteps have resulted in widespread criticism and cancellation from fans who took to social media to express their disapproval.

Kathy Griffin

Comedian Kathy Griffin was canned from a lucrative hosting job after her graphic photo shoot of her holding a bloody head made to look like President Donald Trump. Griffin immediately backed off from her stunt and apologized for the photo, but it did not stop her from suffering disapproval and criticism from both sides of the political aisle.

Justin Bieber

Singer Justin Bieber was once seen as a role model for young people, but after several incidents involving public intoxication and disrespectful stunts towards his fans, the pop star found himself in hot water. After his antics and ill-advised comments made headlines, Bieber was subject to fierce criticism and a call to cancel him from his fans, including those who had previously supported him.

Humans of New York

After Humans of New York posted an insensitive comment on their Facebook page in response to a customer enquiry, they were canceled almost immediately. Many of their followers expressed their disapproval and disapproval of the post and called for the social media platform to take steps in order to revoke the photoblog’s partnership with their brand.

James Gunn

Director James Gunn faced a wave of criticism and cancellation after old tweets containing offensive and insensitive themes were unearthed by some internet trolls. The tweets were eventually removed and Gunn was unceremoniously fired from his highly successful directing position on the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Since then, he has issued an apology and has actively worked to rectify himself and repair his public image.

Armie Hammer

Actor Armie Hammer was canceled after some offensive Instagram DMs were leaked, containing remarks about sexual fantasies and cannibalism. After the scandal broke, Hammer faced widespread criticism for his behavior and claims of cancel culture. Hammer later broke his silence via an Instagram post where he acknowledged that his remarks were “ham-fisted” and apologized for his actions.

Cancel culture has become increasingly prominent in today’s society. Whether justified or not, celebrities are often subject to criticism and boycotting due to their behavior. From Tomi Lahren’s abortion tweets to James Gunn’s offensive tweets, there are a number of celebrities who have claimed they have been “canceled” and why, and their stories serve as a cautionary tale for those who wish to maintain a squeaky clean image in the public eye.