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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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Russia Completely Censors Navalny News After USA Issues Threat

Is Putin hiding Navalny to avoid further condemnation from the US?

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As Vladimir Putin continues to work up his reputation as the world’s most despicable and despotic leader, it appears as though he does have some jitters when it comes to dealing with the mighty USA. Over the course of the last several weeks, the two superpowers have exchanged a number of insults and threats, centered around any number of issues – all of which are of Putin’s own doing. First, US President Joe Biden went ahead and told the world that he believed Putin to be “a killer” – a statement that reportedly irked Putin to no end.  And then there were the hack attacks against the United States that saw Biden slap a number of hefty sanctions on Moscow. Now, as anti-Putin journalist Alexei Navalny continues a slow and agonizing march toward death at a Russian prison camp hospital, Biden and the US government have warned Putin that his demise could brings a world of pain to the Kremlin. This has pushed Putin to enact a total blackout of news on Navalny’s condition. Russian state TV has imposed a virtual blackout on coverage on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny amid claims he could die at “any minute” in a prison hospital. The imprisoned 44-year-old, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been on hunger strike and there are planned protests in 77 cities as a show of support. The protests on Wednesday will coincide with Vladimir Putin’s key annual state of the nation address to parliament. The Russian Government have said the protests are illegal. Putin and Biden had briefly considered a summit meeting to discuss this latest dissonance, but there is no telling where those negations stand after this latest malfeasance by the Russian government.

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