Thanks to the rhetoric of right-wing politicians like former President Donald Trump, conservatives across the country are up in arms about "cancel culture," the voluntary mass withdrawal of support from a person or entity for unsavory, illegal, or abusive acts.
Far-right Congressman Jim Jordan said that cancel culture is the "most dangerous thing happening in the country today." facing the United States. Republican Congresswoman and prominent conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene addressed a conference of white nationalists with the greeting, "hello, canceled Americans." Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer lamented last year that soon Bible characters would soon be "canceled" by the public.
But for all the pearl clutching surrounding so-called cancel culture, Republicans are all too eager to "cancel" any person or entity that doesn't genuflect to conservative ideology. We've already seen the mass abandonment of "RINOs" like the late Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, and Republican Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois for condemning Trump's efforts to overturn the election.
Republican officials in Surry County, North Carolina banned Coca-Cola products from government vending machines after the company criticized Georgia's controversial voter suppression law. Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, despite enjoying widespread Republican support during his nomination process, was canceled by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who dismissed him as a "cringing little liberal" for not striking down vaccine mandates. The list goes on.
But the Republican hypocrisy on cancel culture became downright comedic in the wake of two tweets from conservative author Nick Adams.
At 7:25 pm on April 2, Adams tweeted that cancel culture "has no place in American society!"
Less than a minute later, at 7:26 pm, Adams called for Disney to be stripped of its self-governing status and to have its copyrights revoked by Congress.
Adams joins the chorus of conservatives railing against a recent statement from Disney condemning House Bill 1557, colloquially known as the "Don't Say Gay" Bill. The bill, which was recently signed into law by Florida's far-right Governor Ron DeSantis, bans any classroom "instruction" on sexuality and gender from kindergarten to third grade, but critics say the broadness of the bill and its reliance on parental complaints will ultimately target LGBTQ teachers and students.
After social media users began calling him out, Adams attempted to claim he wasn't endorsing cancel culture at all.
But social media users knew better.
It wasn't long before Adams was facing the mockery of the internet.