Postponed concerts, football matches without an audience, and takeaway orders from your favourite restaurant. Many things have been cancelled over the past few years. But more and more people are also being cancelled. Shane Dawson, Marilyn Manson, J.K. Rowling: in most Twitter users' eyes, all of these people no longer deserve attention on their platforms. But does so-called “cancel culture” have an effect on their offline lives? That’s debatable. Being cancelled is not the end of the world.