Many young people hate cancel culture and roll their eyes at zealotry, according to the head teacher of the girls’ school attended by Helena Bonham Carter.
Adults should embrace their children’s passion and be glad that they are “galvanising” around more important causes than pop music, Vicky Bingham, of South Hampstead High School in north London, said.
“Let’s not reduce 21st-century burning issues to a simple generational conflict. Many of the young people I know abhor ‘cancel culture’,” she said. “They see it as performative, virtue-signalling and frightening. They would much rather focus on meaningful action than on grand sweeping statements or policing of language.
“They hate discrimination, they are apologetic if they make mistakes, but they will roll their eyes as much as the