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Cancel culture: you can run, but you can’t hide

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“Cancel culture” was Macquarie Dictionary’s word of the year for 2019, and were it not for a global health pandemic, it might have been a hot contender in 2020 too.  The dictionary’s committee said the term encapsulates “an attitude which is so pervasive that it now has a name, society’s cancel culture has become, for better or worse, a powerful force.” Some might say, “a powerful force” is putting it mildly. Even once-adored celebrities, like Harry Potter author JK Rowlin