by Shelt Garner
Let me be clear — I have no fucking idea what’s going on with Tinx. But she was ever-present on Tik-Tok for the last two years or so and her abrupt fall from grace is worth writing about again.
I will note that this would be the perfect fodder for a neo-Gawker that would cover the vibe shift we’re going through right now. We need the journalistic equivalent of Studio 54.
But, alas, no one listens to me.
Let’s talk about why she was canceled — “fat shaming” and, I think, “coming out” as Republican.
Yet, I think that’s besides the point. She was brought down for the time being more because she flew too close to the sun rather than anything else. She leveraged her Tik-Tok fame in a way that really (apparently) was found exploitive by the hivemind collective so, when the moment came, she fell hard.
But, here’s what I think of being “canceled” in general. First, most people who are canceled are center-Left people who are canceled by other center-Left people. Republicans and MAGA have no shame and will do whatever they like for an reason.
The process of being canceled, from what I can tell of Twitter and Tik-Tok goes something like this — you do something mildly controversial in the sense that it doesn’t fit the media narrative. This goes viral. Then 16 year old girls pick it up like they’re a member of the Cultural Revolution or something. Then 16 year old boys pick it up in an effort to get laid — they have no idea what they’re talking about — and, for about 24 to 48 hours, the person is question is persona non grata.
Then, gradually, everything snaps back into place and there’s another conflated example of someone being “canceled” for Traditionalists to rant about.
Remember, a lot of the examples of Republicans being “canceled” are pure bullshit because in real terms there always — always — something else going on that mitigates or changes the context of their “cancelation.”
And, by the way, Mike Pompeo is a fat fuck.