@JaimieT @JoshuaHeter, I can see a point that they canceled it because she said that on Twitter instead of sarcasticly on a show like Colbert did, where on a personal twitter feed, it can be taken as a personal belief instead of sarcasm. But honestly, doesn’t South Park say worst things on a weekly basis? I can name dozens of things racist, sexists, homophobic, etc. South Park has said, but maybe it’s okay because it’s on the show, and doesn’t reflect their personal views?
@seanray I mean look, what exactly is the alternative here, that ABC should have not fired noted racist Roseanne Barr and just continued as if everything was fine?
No, fire her, they are a private company, they can do what they want. But have they not been watching the view? They say shit that is offensive all the time. Joy Behar said Christians have mental illnesses, but she had a chance to apologize and move on.
@asmallcat yes.being religious is a choice for sure, but many people claim to have a religious experience where their God spoke to them, who is anyone to say it wasn’t true? This isn’t an argument to sway you, but there are billions of religious people on the Earth, all claim to have some sort of relationship with their god. Can’t you see what she said is offensive?@JaimieT, certianly I can understand it’s a very touchy subject. Racism is a horrific evil that has no place anywhere.
I’m arguing the double standard of who we fire for what. I’m not defending Rosanne, I’m trying to talk about why we as a society laugh at some things said about people and damn others. So if I got side tracked or I am not articulating my argument, then I’ll just stop here. My point wasn’t to defend Rosanne or her comments, it was to ask why this is a straw to break the camels back, when we have other things said about other groups that are offensive as well. (Certainly not as offensive .)
For what? Is it the fact that the news is reporting on all the stupid and evil shit he does? He should just embrace the Lando philosophy. It sounds wayyyyyyy less cool when I put his dumb face in there though....(All apologies to Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams)