BARACK OBAMA has criticised cancel culture claiming that the it's getting out of hand on college campuses and that society is danger of just condemning and punishing people all the time.
The former US President stressed that while America's history of slavery and racism still "lingers", cancel culture is a dangerous concept.
"I think that there's a lot of dangers with cancel culture and we're just going to be condemning people all the time ... in college campuses you'll see folks going overboard," Obama said during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper this week.
He stressed that people need to maintain a decent sense of what's right and wrong, but to never expect people to be 'perfect'.
"We don't expect everybody to be politically correct all the time, but we're going to call out institutions or individuals if they are being cruel, if they are, you know, discriminating against people, we do want to raise awareness."
Obama has called out cancel culture in the past. Last year, he said the practice is "not activism" and isn't effective at bringing about change.
He also took aim at his successor Donald Trump, who he criticised for "stoking the fears and resentment of white Americans", and slammed Republican voters who were cowed into accepting" Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was rigged.
He even praised the "very brave people who did their jobs" in calling out the falsehoods, including Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.