Taylor Swift Popularized The Phrase 'Cancel Culture'

The phrase "cancel culture" has entered the mainstream lately, but when did it become a household term? It seems Taylor Swift helped propel the term into mainstream use.

The timeline below shows the intensity of global mentions of the phrase "cancel culture" in worldwide online news coverage January 2017 to present showing that while it has been receiving increasing mentions over 2019, it was Taylor Swift's August 8, 2019 interview with Vogue that burst it into the mainstream.

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