Thanks @freefourur - I didn't know that.
I generally despise cancel culture in general - especially in a retroactive lens.
For instance - I think I've read every Ulysses S. Grant biography that exists, and I consider him a personal hero... but his greatness and personal transformation would not have been possible in 2020:
Grant's father was a bit of a grifter, which was the source of much embarrassment for him - as he considered character and morality to be the guiding virtues of a man. As such, his father made a habit of using Grant's name as leverage once he attained high status in the military... One day, he was on assignment, when he heard his father had promised military contracts to two Jewish proprietors in Cincinnati. Ulysses was FURIOUS, and set out an order immediately requiring the expulsion of Jews from his area of the frontier - a blatantly emotion-driven, and extremely bigoted act.
When the dust settled, a few days later, he immediately began walking back his decision and apologizing for it. So much so, that before his death, a journalist was asking the then broke and cancer-ridden (from chewing tobacco) Grant (who was too trusting with his money) what his greatest regret was in life - and he said "using human dignity as a means to settle a score", and everyone knew exactly what he was referring to.
On the face of it... Grant's order is 100% worthy of being canceled - it was an awful and inexcusable thing to do. But, he was capable of growth, and used that lesson and other's to fight bravely for a Union cause he began to see as ordained by a higher power; advocated for universal admission of black children into state-funded public schools; cut ties with his father-in-law after Ulysses freed the slave given to him and his wife since the FIL said Ulysses failed to provide enough to keep her comfortable; committing tens of thousands of federal troops to oversee Reconstruction and ensure voting rights for newly-freed blacks; appointing black Americans to Federal office for the first time in history.
My point is - I think we're often too quick to give up on the human's ability to adapt. I.e. Digging up tweets from someone when they were 14 when their current lifestyle, POV shows that they're a different person.
To quote from Paine: "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and provides formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides, time makes more converts than reason."
We need to allow people to grow as humans, that's all. If Grant would've continued down that path of anti-semitism and bigotry, I would fully support throwing him in the trash heap of history. But personal growth gave us a truly remarkable American hero.