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Old 05-29-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: PA
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I wonder if they would do anything if she said that about Condoleezza Rice

 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:42 PM
 
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lol - I voted for her in 2012, but she's lost my vote for 2020. Her tweet really was waaaay out of bounds, and ABC did the right thing.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:43 PM
 
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Roseanne's agents have dropped her as well.

Roseanne Barr Dropped By ICM Partners After Racist Tweet

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...-tweet-1115460

"Shortly after Barr's show was cancelled, talent agency ICM Partners revealed they were dropping her as a client."

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Old 05-29-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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Seriously did anyone expect otherwise from Rosanne? She has never been PC.



Well some scientist swear we evolved from apes.



Nope ABC will not get any praise from me until they cancel that train wreck of a show called The View. It's amazing how those ladies make comments along Rosannes pretty much daily and they get away with it.

When? They don't appeal to the Trump base.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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Also - another thing Roseanne said in that tweet was suggesting Valerie Jarrett was Muslim. There has never been any indication she is Muslim, Roseanne is simply playing the card Trump loved to play by calling Obama a Muslim Kenyan. Trump supporters loved to call Michelle Obama an ape too so this is all very consistent.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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Nope. Roseanne is poison now. $$$ talks in Hollywood and she screwed the pooch with those tweets.
Could be.

Remember Mel Gibson and his unfortunate rant?
 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Originally Posted by Fox Terrier View Post
she even grabbed her crotch during the singing of the national anthem! too bad there's no 'vomit' emoji...
At least get your facts straight.
It was after, not during, the anthem that she
mimicked baseball players by spitting and the
crotch grabbing. (have you ever watched baseball?)
I thought her performance was cringe worthy,
but they didn't hire her for her singing voice.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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Roseanne's agents have dropped her as well.

Roseanne Barr Dropped By ICM Partners After Racist Tweet

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...-tweet-1115460

"Shortly after Barr's show was cancelled, talent agency ICM Partners revealed they were dropping her as a client."

...
Yikes!

Well, maybe she won't land on her feet.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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I think there has been a loosening of the PC reins of late.

Trump flogs one bogus conspiracy theories after another. Half a dozen tweets this morning on his spy nonsense. Accused Obama of a felony. Insults people left and right. When he gets called on it, he takes a step back and claims he was misunderstood.

Roseanne was the top rated show of the season and had just been renewed for another season. Given that and the current climate of acceptance of "free speech," she probably thought she was good to go.

She'll land on her feet. She always does.
Let's be clear, making a politically correct (or incorrect, as it were) statement is entirely different than making a racist statement. One runs counter to general social norms, the other is vile and hateful.

Barr's statement was unequivocally racist.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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If I was found to be inconsistent with ABC values I would celebrate.
It's like finding out that Joy Bahar doesn't like you.
Is it consistent with your values? It's ok to call people monkeys.
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