Roseanne Barr’s racially tinged tweet was wretched, but she immediately deleted it an apologized profusely. No matter, to insult a member of the blessed Obama’s inner court is the highest of crimes in the view of the Hollywood progressive elite. Meanwhile, obscene slanders lobbed at the current U.S. president, his children and, well, any Republican are of no consequence.
Roseanne the show was always, and when rebooted continued to be, about a struggling working-class family with close black and LGBT friends. No matter, Roseanne the tweeter lost it and, being a Trump supporter, must not be forgiven.
While her tweet was an unfortunate and ill attempt at a pop culture inspired joke, let's not forget #Roseanne was always standing UP for the minorities and oppressed on her show, from multiple gay characters to black friends and of course that DJ kiss episode! #SaveRoseanne pic.twitter.com/l5rOzXoxbw
— Radoš (@radosko) May 29, 2018
— Martine Cantler (@martine_cantler) May 31, 2018
Actually, this makes sense:
Don’t Fire Samantha Bee, Joy Reid, Joy Behar, Keith Opperman and so many others—-JUST BE FAIR AND BRING BACK ROSEANNE.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) May 31, 2018
More. Andrew Klavan writes in the Wall Street Journal:
>>Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee seldom have anything interesting to say. But their recent controversies explain our political situation. Taken as one, the story has the precision of a parable.
Ms. Barr, a Trump supporter—in one of her many thoughtlessly grotesque moments—tweets a vulgar remark about longtime Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. People reasonably interpret it as racist. Within hours, Ms. Barr’s No. 1 television program is canceled. Even reruns of her decades-old show are taken off the air.
Ms. Bee, a leftist who hates Mr. Trump—in one of her many well-scripted and vetted grotesque moments—makes an obscene remark about Ivanka Trump. That it is misogynistic is beyond dispute. The audience cheers. Her producer brags that the obscenity is trending on social media. After a day of outrage from the right, Ms. Bee issues a halfhearted apology. She receives an award. Her unpopular and unprofitable show stays on the air. Influential cultural voices earnestly debate whether her ugly comment was really all that bad. The conversation trails into silence.<<