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ABC Cancels Roseanne In Response To Racist Tweet About Valerie Jarrett

Discussion in 'TV Central' started by Frank Underwood, May 29, 2018.

  1. SueEllenRules!

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    Trump and Roseanne: proof that deplorable sells.
     
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    Agreed. But being prejudiced against anybody just because they supposedly fit into some group doesn't seem beneficial to me either.

    Some things are more obvious than others. Decent people don't intentionally look for ways to insult other people.

    On the other hand, there are SJWs who think almost everything a straight white man has to say to someone different from them is nefarious.

    Yes, what Roseanne said is indeed an example of blatant racism.
     
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  4. Frank Underwood

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    I get why a member of a minority group would feel threatened by derogatory comments. I also don't feel threatened when people lump me in with sexists and oppressors. However, I do think it's ignorant to make assumptions about anybody based on their gender, sexuality, and skin color. The fight should be between the oppressive ruling class and the rest of us.

    If you think white people aren't constantly being told that, than you're obviously unfamiliar with SJW-infused media.

    Being part of a "powerful majority group" doesn't mean much if the wealthy elite members of that group are also oppressing its poor and middle class members.

    I have no position to be challenged. I'm poor. I have no representation in government because both parties in America represent corporate interests.

    And again, the ruling class also oppresses its poor members. Jeff Bezos (the richest man in the world) may have Congress's ear, but I sure as hell don't.
     
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    They should recast
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    is Karen Cellini available?
     
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    Roseanne Barr Submitted For Emmys Before ABC Canceled Hit Sitcom

    Turns out that producers Carsey-Werner submitted Barr’s name for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category in early May. The submission came weeks before the TV Academy deadline and before the online tirade by Barr that led to the implosion of the much-watched revival. That submission also saw fellow cast members such as John Goodman, recent Tony winner and Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert put into contention. Deadline’s sister site Gold Derby first reported the submissions.

    While networks submit specific series to the TV Academy for Emmy consideration, it is the actors themselves or producers who under the protocol of the organization put individual or ensemble names into the nomination ring.

    A past Emmy winner for her Roseanne Conner role back in the early 1990s, Barr seemed like a shoe-in for a nomination and perhaps even another victory before she took to Twitter on May 29 in a vicious attack on Valerie Jarrett. The comedian called the former Barack Obama advisor an offspring of “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”

    Chastised as “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values,” Trump supporter Barr and her ratings bonanza show were pink-slipped by ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey within hours of the tweet. Just weeks before, Dungey and other execs at the Disney-owned net had been on a Roseanne high at the network’s upfront presentation in NYC, boosting about having the No. 1 show on the small screen. Soon after canceling Roseanne, ABC also pulled the plug on the extensive FYC campaign the series was rolling out, though a few ads still made it to print.

    In the fallout, Barr went through stages of apologizing, lashing out, trying to explain, and then back through the various stages all over again. As recently as June 5, Barr retweeted a comment accusing Jarrett of wanting “Israelis and Jews chased into the sea.” Additionally, she called billionaire philanthropist George Soros a “nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth.” A complete fabrication for which she apologized on June 11.

    While Barr looks to be DOA Emmy-wise, there is a chance that TV Academy voters could decide her castmates shouldn’t be tarnished in association – especially as discussions with ABC execs for a Roseanne-less spinoff remain alive and kicking.

    Source: https://deadline.com/2018/06/rosean...acist-tweets-carsey-werner-comedy-1202409399/
     
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    Now that "The Conners" are official, they will fail.

    Maybe Roseanne will overdose on pain pills...?
     
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    Maybe they'll put her in a home. Does Shady Pines have a free room?
     
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    I still say Roseanne Conner should be in a mental institution after wrecking her car while tweeting about her Muslim neighbors.
     
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    Thought the cancellation was harsh. Still do.

    Go ahead and quote me. Tell me what I am and why.
     
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    Probably the cleanest way to handle it but it's still a shame it had to come to this.
     
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    The show is gonna bomb. It may get big ratings in the beginning just for the sake of curiosity, but tank thereafter.
     
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    It would be funny if Valerie Harper moved in and adopted the family. Or maybe Sandy Duncan.
     
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    Roseanne says she will not watch the spin-off, but is instead moving to Israel to study.

    Wonder what she'll study there. I hope it's not US supported terrorism.
     
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    Lol! I think Sara Gilbert would kill any actress that would try to take over the vacancy that she's gonna fill. She's pretty good at filling holes.....
     
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    I can't see this being much of a success. Let's face it, the funniest thing about Roseanne was Roseanne, so I think the remaining cast are gonna struggle to make a go of this.
     
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    It will get ratings for a bit, then tank. As with Roseanne's Season 09, it's best to just ignore it from canon.
     
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    And that's why The Big Bang Theory is ending after this season. Why bother without its star (Jim Parsons)?
     

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