Allies don’t get to hide behind “cancelled.”

Last week a scandal formed around a YouTuber I personally find really insightful and even inspiring in my journey to see the world more clearly. Lindsay Ellis tweeted a comment comparing Raya to The Last Airbender (it should be noted that both works are the product of overwhelmingly white studios) and was called out by some South Asian creators as being overly reductive in the comparison. Twitter lit up over the interaction and thousands of angry white people got involved. She responded by deleting her Twitter and posting a 100 minute video (yes, you read that right) explaining…