Sure it does.
The public outcry against the Dixie Chicks had the dual benefit of propping them up for the political left, while devaluing them in the political right and the country music fans. The political left used them for one cause, and the political right used them in another.
Outrage at Tropic Thunder for its racial and intellectual disability stereotypes forced people to be more articulate in their reasoning for either liking the movie or having them admit certain notions were not funny.
Rock and roll and hip hop musicians and fans had to answer for various charges of objectifying women as sex objects, and various groups used them for the sacrificial lambs for their cause, while other groups used them as martyrs.
It's selective outrage.