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'Roseanne' Canceled at ABC Following Racist Tweet

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posted on May, 29 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: SKEPTEK

originally posted by: RowanBean
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

An Arab and an ape had a baby named Valerie Jarrett. So that seems to mean that she is half ape. A talking ape at that.


How bigoted of you calling Muslims apes.

Moi? I'm not Roseanne.




posted on May, 29 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

That guy is the reason why so many comedians won't play college campuses anymore. Too many times a joke they tell will offend the audience where it should have made them laugh.

PC culture is given too many a humorectomy.

I'd love to lock and bunch of SJWs in a room with the movie Airplane, for example.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: RowanBean

Some people absolutely are less evolved.

I ain't gonna go there.




posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: RowanBean

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: RowanBean




Yes. The word apes is in there. And racist people have always called black people monkeys and apes. If she didn't mean that then she should have been more careful but she messed up.


It seems that not only overtly racist people are making the connection between black people and apes.

You seem not to know the history behind it.
I'll make it more clear for you. We know that racist people call black people names like apes so hence it seems that she is being racist. That is what the outrage is about. Perhaps she should explain her tweet to make it more clear.


Ok by the same tokern,

we know there is a history of people calling trump supporters ffowl names, and beating them, shooting them toruturing them.

Therefore, every single person on tv that calls a trump supporter a bad name should also be fired.

Because the history behind it, right?



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: RowanBean




You seem not to know the history behind it. I'll make it more clear for you. We know that racist people call black people names like apes so hence it seems that she is being racist. That is what the outrage is about. Perhaps she should explain her tweet to make it more clear.


She said if the muslim brotherhood and the planet of the apes had a baby, that would be Valarie Jarret. She never said Jarret
nor black people are like apes and monkeys. I just find it interesting that those decrying the racist connotations, immediately ascribe those same racist connotations.



I also find it interesting you changed your avatar for this.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Blazing Saddles... and the sickening irony is the movie was ground breaking in it's mockery of racism and racists, but that fact would be utterly lost on today's children.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

I think Colbert should be the first to go.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

MASH is good too.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

People have always called presidents bad names. Nothing new.
TV stations have the right to fire anyone for calling anyone bad names.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

That would be fun to watch ... from a remote location on video with the sound turned down. The screeching probably would be heard from a distance without a microphone.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Love that movie!



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: Khaleesi
a reply to: ketsuko

That would be fun to watch ... from a remote location on video with the sound turned down. The screeching probably would be heard from a distance without a microphone.



Oh it would. This are the same ones who consider Friends to be un-PC these days.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: RowanBean

I don't care where you go.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: RowanBean

I don't see her explaining what she meant by that tweet. In fact she seems to admit that it was a racist joke.


A bad joke about her looks and politics... It was already pointed out she has a good likeness to Ari in the movies... Why not just say with an Ape and not Planet of the Apes if Ape was what she was really trying to say.

I think you just want to argue, and that is fine...lol



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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So precedent-wise...Rosanne just set the Barr.

If you are an actor/actress on a network television show...and you tweet something bigoted about a government (Democrat or Republican) figure (former or current)...

Your show gets cancelled. ASAP!

BTW...whatever happened to that MSNBC host, Joy Reid, that tweeted all those anti-gay tweets?
Is her show cancelled?



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: RowanBean

I don't see her explaining what she meant by that tweet. In fact she seems to admit that it was a racist joke.


A bad joke about her looks and politics... It was already pointed out she has a good likeness to Ari in the movies... Why not just say with an Ape and not Planet of the Apes if Ape was what she was really trying to say.

I think you just want to argue, and that is fine...lol

Yep. She admitted it was in bad taste.
And don't we all want to argue? Isn't that why we are on ATS?



edit on 29-5-2018 by RowanBean because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: RowanBean

Bad taste? Sure.

Terminable? I dunno...in the old days the network would just give a statement that those were her words, not theirs. Then life would have moved on.

She's crazy, we all know it, just that some fainted when her crazy showed.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: RowanBean

Bad taste? Sure.

Terminable? I dunno...in the old days the network would just give a statement that those were her words, not theirs. Then life would have moved on.

She's crazy, we all know it, just that some fainted when her crazy showed.

They were looking at the dollar figures. That's the main reason.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: RowanBean
a reply to: Grambler

People have always called presidents bad names. Nothing new.
TV stations have the right to fire anyone for calling anyone bad names.


Sure they do, I agree.

But you seem to want to bring historical connotation into the mix as a somehow qualifier on insults.

I can post for example evidence of black people torturing a white mentally challenged kid saying it was for donald trump.

I can post evidnece of people being pepper sprayed or beaten for wearing trump hats.

I can post articles about a man shooting republicans because he hated trump.

Show me that with other candidates at this frequency?

And yet for soem reason that history is not viewed when it comes to insults from public figures.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
Blazing Saddles...


How about the dialogue in 48 Hours? That would never get made.




edit on 29-5-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



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