@bix I'd echo what @frostedechoes said (pun accidentally-intended). The Washington Post running a 3000 word major piece dragging up an incident of a non-public figure from two years ago leading to the loss of job/career would say differently. Among numerous other incidences.
Cancel culture is junk-food dopamine where the crowd gets to feel like they're dismantling racism whilst conveniently missing the bigger picture. It's hobby-politics.
"There's something unsustainable about an environment that demands constant atonement but actively disdains forgiveness."