Cancel culture gets crazier.
“The president of a literary agency based in New York City said Monday on Twitter that one of the agency’s employees was terminated after her use of conservative social media sites Parler and Gab was discovered.
Colleen Oefelein, who identified herself on Twitter as an associate literary agent with the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, appeared to confirm her termination in a tweet on Monday morning.
“Well thanks Twitter and @JDLitAgency,” Oefelein wrote. “I just got fired because I’m a Christian and a conservative.”
Jennifer De Chiara, the agency’s president and senior agent wrote,
“The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency was distressed to discover this morning, January 25th, that one of our agents has been using the social media platforms Gab and Parler. We do not condone this activity, and we apologize to anyone who has been affected or offended by this…The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency has in the past and will continue to ensure a voice of unity, equality, and one that is on the side of social justice.”
Forget context. Did Oefelein say anything offensive? Was anyone affected or offended? Where is the proof? Will the employers be able to point to any comment that triggered the decision in a court of law?
Oh the irony of a literary agency being happy for people to use Twitter, a site which sets the gold standard in free speech suppression.
So it isn’t just about what you say but where you say it. #CancelCancelCulture
Who said that 2021 would be better than 2020?