Defining a term is a complex task and especially when it relates to a concept that has wider connotations. Now, talking about the general eloquence of Cancel Culture, we can say that it is a form of collective punishment parcelled out to public figures, and these days it has spread its wings to private individuals also, who have unexpectedly found themselves in the public gaze due to words or actions of their own.
Delving deeper into the topic, it can be taken out that the first step to follow this culture is a public backlash, often incited by politically progressive social media. Second, comes, the call to cancel the person which aims to effectively end their career or revoke their cultural prestige or admiration, through various means like boycotting or having a disciplinary action on that person.
Furthermore, this is a chief tool of social justice for many people who are discerning it as the process of publicly calling for accountability and boycotting if nothing else appears to work for them. Many people have become the victim or targets of Cancel Culture. To name a few: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter author who has faced intense criticism from her own fans since the time she started her voice transphobic beliefs; Queen Elizabeth II has very recently become the victim of cancel culture as students at an Oxford University college voted to take off her portrait from their common room.
To sum up, we can say that a balanced approach is the need of the hour. As many people have rousingly embraced the point that cancels culture, rather than being a way of speaking the truth to power has twirled out of control. Somehow, it is also a breeding ground for toxicity and is becoming a useless form of social media mob rule. So, the focus should be more on finding a radical way to address any issue and to further counteract it.