Should the cancellation of Roseanne over an allegedly racist tweet be something which is welcomed and praised or is it a step in the wrong direction?
I think everyone needs to take a step back.
Nothing alleged about it. It was racist.
Canceling the show went a bit too far.
Her tweet was definitely worthy of some punishment, but canceling the show it a bit harsh. I mean she wasn’t the only one fired, all those other people didn’t do anything wrong besides go to work for a crazy person.
What she said was awful. It would be a step in the right direction if many other shows were canceled because of appalling behavior.
Its the company’s decision and it wasn’t “alleged.”
Exactly. There’s no allegedly about it. I have no problem with someone being fired for a racist statement. I embrace that because it’s wrong to embrace racism.
I read the tweet and there was no racial slur, so yes it’s alleged
How is “ape” not a racist slur?
Planet of the apes is a movie, not a racist slur
From the little that I have followed this story, I am questioning whether or not Rosanne knew it was a racist slur. If she didn’t know then she obviously didn’t mean it that way even if most other people who use that sequence of words do mean it in a racist way.
I could see it interpreted as racist if the person was black. Valarie Jarrett appears to be biracial, I wouldn’t think shes black if I saw her on the street, she has the same skin color and haircut as the ape from the original movie. My guess is most people heard ‘racist slur’ on the headlines, to come to that conclusion you’d have to exhibit several biases while reading an innocuous tweet.
Is that how you justify ape comments about Obama? Bc he’s biracial? Whatever fits your agenda I guess. 🙄
“I am questioning whether or not Rosanne knew it was a racist slur.”
Oh that delicate little flower Roseanne. Surely she would never do or say anything controversial!
Oh wait, here she is now posing for a photo shoot dressed as Adolph Hitler with a sheet of burnt Jew cookies... us-east-1.tchyn.io/snopes-production/uploads/2018/03/heeb.jpg
Yeah, she seems totally harmless and not at all bigoted or culturally insensitive. 🙄
What ape comment? Planet of the apes is a popular movie franchise, not a racial slur. My point is that you’d have to make a whole bunch of assumptions and look for racism to conclude that its a secret racist message since the person doesn’t even look black and I’m not sure if she is.
Here’s one I found quickly. I’m sure there are others...
Jarrett was born in Iran (and I remember comments about that on SoH alone) and her Wikipedia page confirms her race.
Frankly, Roseanne has no excuse and should’ve learned not to call an African American an ape after the first time she did it...
If I were ABC I would have fired her too. They have to think about their shareholders
That being said, Jamelle hill, Kathy griffin, rosanne, fired for speech...it’s kind of disturbing. That’s the world we live in. Because if they don’t get fired people get pitchforks and whine like children until they get their way
I think the world would be a better place if whenever someone said something mean people said “oh that’s mean” and then went on with their lives. But we live in the opposite world from that. Everyone must be punished and their careers ruined so we can pat ourselves on the back and say “see? My outrage did that! I won’t stand for speech I don’t like!”
I believe that they have the right to fire her but it’s a bad precedent and society is becoming too sensitive. I wonder how many people who vote in favor will feel the same when Murdoch is Disney’s next CEO
It was the correct action. Such abominable bullshit should not be tolerated.
Jesus dude she didn't murder someone
Prince gets edgy over everything Kamden. Once I caught him screaming bare naked cursing out a loaf of bread lol.
I'd be calling for her execution if she murdered someone, Kamden. Her firing and ostracism from public life is worthy enough for this, however. Racism should not be tolerated in civilized society.
Yeah I'm well aware, I'd like to help him get through it this time though, calmly and reasonably.
I guess I just don't think she was actually being racist, and also don't really see how if she was it would be relevant to her capability as an actress/comedian.
Are you making an example of her? What's the end goal in this?
Yes, she was being racist. Yes, he deserves punishment. Yes, it does make a convenient example. It says that this shit should no longer be acceptable, and to shut the fuck up when you think being racist is a good idea.
What exactly did her words do to extend racism? I mean it was a nearly incoherent joke that didn't have any physical effect on anyone. No one was prevented from voting because Roseanne tweeted nonsense.
It did not extend racism, it just was racist. No racism in any form should be condoned.
Is inaction a form of approval?
Prince do you think you can end racism by firing people who are racist?
Racism at its heart is not tweets. It’s what you believe. You’re just making them more racist
If it’s just a punishment fetish ok, that makes sense. But you’re not ending racism.
Faggots shouldn’t be allowed in civil society*
That’s what your baseless conjecture is equivalent too prince.
Fags are disgusting