Quoted from greenhornet:
how can we profess to know something to be unequivocally 'wrong', when humans are imperfect and capable of mistakes ? just because we are in the here in now doesnt mean what we doing today is right. isnt it possible that how we deal with matters today are the real mistakes and that the 80s were just hunky-dory ? who is to say that mankind wont be looking back at 2020 as a pivotal point in the degradation of society, and that unchecked political correctness/cancel culture was one of the biggest human mistakes of all time.
Cancel culture existed in the 1950's with McCarthyism, led to public outcry and moral outrage against crime, horror and superhero comic books. The worry was that they would lead to delinquency and Communist takeover.
In fact, there were even Senate hearings to censor them. Which is a shame since EC Comics, which testified, was responsible for creating some of the most iconic stories and artwork of last century. Many stories were ahead of their time, exploring social issues such as mob justice, drug use, racism. Unfortunately EC's comics only lasted five years, but in those five years they became inspiration for Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, and Stephen King.
Here is one of the iconic covers that was referenced as part of the trial, and can now be bought for the price of a Stern L/E. Crime SuspenStories #22 been homaged many times since.