“Real” Christian Man,
It’s kind of old news now, but the story won’t seem to die so I’ll vent here on this forum like you say we can. You did say we can talk about anything, so here goes.
Roseanne Barr is being torn down, labeled a racist, and having her career destroyed over a tweet. Granted, a thought that maybe she should have kept to herself instead of being shared in a tweet, but nonetheless isn’t she entitled to her opinion? We do still have free speech in this country…or so I thought. Oh, right…only if it’s the type of speech that supports certain agendas currently running rampant in the cesspool that is America. Check.
So Roseanne gets kicked off of ABC (which I refer to as the Ass Backwards Company) for her “racist” tweet. within the same week Samantha Bee on her TBS (Total Bull Shit) show, Full Frontal, calls Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the President of the United States, the “c” word and tells her to wear a low cut dress and sit on her dad’s lap to influence his decision on immigration. What??? And, no repercussions?? The media barely touched it. Unlike Roseanne’s fopa, which was a major headline story on at least 6 newscasts that I watched. The media seemed to be enjoying taking her apart piece by piece. Samantha Bee calls the president’s daughter a “c” and it’s all good. Roseanne exercises her First Amendment rights and she’s fired. With that firing the other members of the cast, crew, writing staff, set designers, and the numerous other resources it takes to put on a major network TV show, find themselves jobless. Was that even taken into consideration when the decision was made to pull the show?
Now I’m not defending what Roseanne said. But I would defend her right to say it. Oh come on now…like we all haven’t had a racist thought at least once in our lives. I’d have a really hard time believing a person if they told me they never had a less than flattering opinion about a black person, white person, yellow person, red person, man, woman, old person, young person or anyone else who was different than themselves. Me…I’m not proud of it, but I’ve had several. Does that make me a racist? If so, guilty…along with the rest of society. I once had a black, female co-worker tell me she hated Asian people just because they were Asian and looked funny. When I told her how surprised I was that a black female would have such strong opinions about another race of people considering the discrimination that her own race faces, she said, “the Asians? They don’t matter.” WOW!
I’m going to miss the Roseanne reboot. I seriously will. I was skeptical when I heard it was coming back on the air after over 20 years and I was not a fan of the show during it’s original run. But for nostalgia’s sake I did tune in and watch. And you know what? I laughed out loud several times. With all the crappy comedies on the air (seriously who thinks that stuff is good?) this show was a breath of fresh air! I continued to tune in every Tuesday to watch and I continued to laugh and truly enjoy a show that was so honest. This show wasn’t about some squeaky clean family, that has money, good jobs, seemingly not much trouble in life, perfect kids, perfect marriages and completely out of touch with reality. No, this show got down and dirty and portrayed the way most of this country lives. Pay check to paycheck, lousy health insurance, lousy jobs, humble surroundings, and struggling to care for their families. I can relate. I think that’s why I enjoyed the show so much. Yes, it was funny, but it was also so real. I felt the struggle the Connor family faced because I’ve lived it as well, as does most of this country. Hmmmmm…maybe the show was too real. Maybe showing real struggles and challenges didn’t fit into the image that Hollywood continues to force down our throats. Maybe the show glamorized the “deplorables” too much? Maybe that’s why the ratings went through the roof. Any maybe the powers that be saw this and were just waiting for the chance to take the real American family off the air. Just maybe?