New Video: Alex Dutty, The Rapper They Cancelled

A few years ago, I noticed one of my Facebook friends – a UK music artist called Alex Dutty – was getting mauled on UK hip hop forums. This looked like the typical social media pile-on: influential individuals leading their fans into a bullying campaign. Alex was trying to defend himself, but once the mob scented blood, it mattered little what he said. Mobs are irrational, spurred on by reassuring each other that their target is the worst kind of person.

The accusation against Alex was “racism”. And yet there was no sign that he was actually racist. His crime was to have made a video called Proud To Be White. But anyone who watched it could see that this was clearly an anti-racism video. Alex’s true crime was, apparently, to be a white, working class man in the wrong time and the wrong place. His music career was destroyed by false allegations and boycotts. Alex was an early victim of what is now known as Cancel Culture. Recently, I caught up with Alex to interview him about his experience of being cancelled.


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One thought on “New Video: Alex Dutty, The Rapper They Cancelled

  1. He wasn’t cancelled, he was called out for his video. Posting a video about about being proud to be white has all sorts of negative connotations. Your problem is that you want free speech but when people use their free speech to disagree with and criticize certain people you complain and label it censorship, bullying and cancelling.
    It’s a one way street with you.

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