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Roseanne Breaks Silence on Twitter Controversy Hours After it Happens, Here’s What She Said

This situation is really bad.

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On Tuesday, Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to share her displeasure with former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, posting a tweet that was so highly offensive and deemed racist that ABC ended up cancelling the second season of her show.

But that wasn’t all.

Barr’s agency dropped her as a client, her co-stars released statements condemning her behavior, and other networks where the earlier seasons of her show were in syndication have removed it from their programming block.

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Later in the evening, Barr came back to Twitter and responded to some of the controversy, but unfortunately, it seems like she might have made things a little bit worse for herself in the end.

Her “joke” about Jarrett being the love child of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes” set off an uproar denouncing the comedian for allegedly being racist. Barr followed with apologies to Clinton and explained that her Jarrett comments were a joke.

But after the show’s consulting producer, Wanda Sykes, announced she would not be returning to the ABC show’s second season following Barr’s comments, and the backlash continued, ABC announced Tuesday afternoon that it was cancelling the show.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.

After the fallout on Tuesday night, Barr took to Twitter again to explain that she thought Jarrett was Saudi, not black.

Roseanne also went on to stat that what she did was “unforgivable” and “indefensible” and asked her fans not to defend her actions. The actress went on to say she had been taking Ambien and seemed to point to that playing some sort of significant factor in her actions.

While what Roseanne did is truly indefensible, horrid, and just plain awful, there’s a serious problem with the response given by ABC. The problem isn’t that they cancelled her show, which many agree was the right thing to do.

No, the problem is the inconsistency within ABC’s standards. Plenty of their other programming has folks making fun of white people, yet those shows are still on the air with no issues. HBO didn’t fire Bill Maher for using a racial slur. That hardly seems fair.

It seems that as long as you’re a liberal, you can get away with egregious behavior, simply because you believe the right things. This is unacceptable.

Here are some views from others on Twitter who agree with this sentiment:

The basic takeaway from all of this is that there is a deep need for consistency in how folks are treated based on the things they say.

ABC, as a private company, has every right to decide what kind of language and speech they want associated with their brand. Roseanne’s comment is not in line with those values and thus she paid the consequences for it.

Remember, free speech is about not having your expression limited by the government. A private company can do whatever it wishes.

Just because you can say what you want doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences.

Source: BizPacReview

 

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Maxine Waters Makes It Clear: If You Stand With President Trump You Are NOT Patriotic

Talk about out of touch!

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On Easter Sunday, California Democrat Maxine Waters appeared on Joy-Ann Reid’s MSNBC show. She made it abundantly clear. If you stand with President Trump, you are not a proud American patriot. Because that makes sense, right? Maxine noted, “One of the things you have to think about is this; who are the patriots? Who will stand up for America when our obvious enemy is basically hacking into our electoral systems? Who is going to stand up for America and claim to be a patriot when they see that there are many people around this president who have interacted with those from Russia, from the Kremlin, and with Putin? Where are they coming from? And I think when you ask yourself this question, you’d better be concerned about whether or not these are real patriots or whether or not they’re in the pockets of the president of the United States wishing to gain favor from the president and they’re going to stand up for him no matter what.” Waters added, “And so I call out their patriotism at this point this time. You take a look at this report, and you will be shocked at the information that’s unfolding.” Oh, Max, Max, Max. Enough is enough! This is just irritating. …In other Maxine news, check out this flashback during the recent government shutdown… Maxine Waters is financially loaded. And yet, during a time when government workers are seeing their paychecks withheld due to the Democrat shutdown, Waters has no problem flying first class. Talk about out of touch! LOOK: https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1087813677686972417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087813677686972417&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fmaxine-waters-spotted-flying-first-class-during-govt-shutdown-reading-an-article-about-herself%2F According to Waters in a not-so-subtle threat, it’s time to “get rid” of “despicable” President Trump. “We must understand that the Fed does not work for the president of the United States. The Fed creates monetary policy based on what’s good…

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WHOA! Comedian Who Plays President On TV Just WON Ukrainian Presidential Election

WHAT IN THE WORLD!?

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That headline sounds like a joke. It wreaks of “fake news.” One might even consider it “clickbait.” And yet, it is 100% true. A comedian who plays the president on a TV show will now become the next president of Ukraine in real life. Volodymyr Zelenskiy defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko by a landslide based on an exit poll released after voting stations closed, according to multiple reports. Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old who has never held public office, received 73.2 percent of the nationwide vote, while Poroshenko only received 25.3 percent. If the poll results are correct, Zelenskiy, who won nearly twice as many votes as Poroshenko in the first-round election held last month, will become president in a clear rebuke of the incumbent’s leadership. Is that wild or what? Soon-to-be former President Petro Poroshenko is facing multiple allegations of corruption. All we hear about from the left is Russia, Russia, Russia. And yet, years later, there is still zero proof the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, the evidence against the Hillary Clinton campaign continues to mount. Now, this… From The Hill: Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. The leak of the so-called “black ledger” files to U.S. media prompted Manafort’s resignation from the Trump campaign and gave rise to one of the key allegations in the Russia collusion probe that has dogged Trump for the last two and a half years. Ukraine Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko’s probe was prompted by a Ukrainian parliamentarian’s release of a…

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