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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.

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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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Harrowing Tale of Week-Long Bear Attack is a Hoax, Say Investigators

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It was only a few days ago that the world became familiar with a truly stupendous tale out of America’s last frontier. A man, stranded at a remote cabin in the Alaskan bush, was being haunted and hunted every night by a vicious bear, after being mauled ever so slightly on his first day on site.  His rescuers arrived after a week of these nightly attacks, and only after the stranded man was able to create a plea for help large enough to be seen by the air. The only issue with the story is that the whole thing appears to be made up, at least according to local researchers.  While the story went viral worldwide and more details came to light about the incident, some community members began to express concerns and doubt about the veracity of the tale. The cabin [Richard] Jessee took refuge in, as it turns out, was not his. It belonged to a fellow miner, though Jessee’s cabin sat only a few yards away. “We went out there to the cabin, but we couldn’t find a bear track within 500 feet of the place, but it should have been all torn up, according to his story,” said one anonymous source known to the Nugget. “There’s no hair, no tracks, no scat, nothing.” And also… The Coast Guard crew delivered him to an ambulance in Nome, which took him to Norton Sound Health Regional hospital. “We were told to get a man who had been mauled by a bear,” said Jim West Jr., the Nome Volunteer Fire and Ambulance chief. “He walked off the helicopter and walked into the ambulance. He had no animal bites and wasn’t bleeding.” Local police do admit that the area is known for its bear population, however, and the traumatized Jessee is…

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USPS Delivers Defiant Message to White House Regarding Vaccine Mandate

This is a slap in the face to the Biden administration.

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According to the Biden administration, trouble is coming, and it will arrive in the form of another prolonged economic downturn and possible lockdowns, if we don’t somehow get this “delta” variant of COVID-19 under control. The issue, according to many medical experts, is that this mutated version of the primary coronavirus pandemic strain, is spreading too rapidly among the unvaccinated, and without a significant number of Americans suddenly deciding to get inoculated in the near future, we may not reach “herd immunity” for months. Now, in an effort to speed up the stagnating vaccination rate, President Joe Biden is set to announce that all federal workers should be vaccinated, or face a grueling COVID testing protocol that was intentionally designed to be uncomfortable. The United States Postal Service isn’t taking the news lying down, however. The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said, at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs. “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News. The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The union said in the statement that the safety of its workers is “of paramount importance” but “at this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations.” The Biden administration’s mandate will not be 100% iron clad according to sources familiar with the matter, but, rather, would be an incredibly strong suggestion with some terribly annoying hoops to jump through to abstain.

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