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TV show 'Roseanne' abruptly canceled after star's racist tweet sparks furor

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Definitely a racist comment. No good explanation.

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Good riddance, disgusting, racist old grub! Unfortunately now the grub will become an even bigger hero now to Trump supporting, zero-class trash.

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BurakuminDesToday 07:25 am JST

Good riddance, disgusting, racist old grub! Unfortunately now the grub will become an even bigger hero now to Trump supporting, zero-class trash.

Indeed. I imagine quite soon we'll be reading all about how she's become the latest innocent victim of out-of-control PC insanity.

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She made a very vile comment which can't be excused.

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It was a racist comment, totally inappropriate, but she apologized and I think she needed to be fired for it. There are a lot of people, a lot of liberals that make horrid remarks in the past and as bad as they were, I never asked for them to be fired. Maher, Colbert and who can forget Gifford and the severed head. I'm just not the guy to necessary call for the head (pardon the pun) of someone that makes an outlandish remark. I'm sure she will be picked up by Netflix, she's too much of a $$$$$ to pass up. A person lost is another persons gain.

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bass4funkToday  07:48 am JST

There are a lot of people, a lot of liberals that make horrid remarks in the past and as bad as they were, I never asked for them to be fired. Maher, Colbert and who can forget Gifford and the severed head. I'm just not the guy to necessary call for the head (pardon the pun) of someone that makes an outlandish remark.

None of these people ever suggested someone was a sub-human animal simply on the basis of their ethnicity.

...Wait, you're not getting confused about Giuliani again, are you? Yes, he has said some terrible stuff, but as we keep having to remind you, he is not a liberal.

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Another day, another career off the rails thanks to Twitter.

She has always been a loose cannon so its no surprise that this has happened.

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Strange that Reuters chose to save the public from detrimental harm by ignoring what Roseanne had twitted about George Soros during this same rant.

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I can't wait for Donald & Co's reaction.

Remember that Michelle Wolf was called "filthy" by Trump after her performance at the correspondent dinner, and that she got backlash all over the place from Fox News.

Now, let's sit down, relax and enjoy the Double Standard Show.

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In another tweet, she called Soros a “nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth.”

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In Albert Speer's book "Inside the Third Reich", he said that Hitler told him that Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens was a sub-human.

These racist remarks of Rosanne Barr about Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice being ape-like in their features sounds even worse than what Hitler had said.

The cancellation of her show was the right thing to do by ABC.

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She has form. It's a shame for the show but there's no excuse for this vile rant. Or her unhinged conspiracy theories.

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she's too much of a $$$ to pass up. A person lost is another persons gain.

In other words, it's OK for racists to get a pass if they make enough $$$$$.

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"muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj."

“I Please forgive me! By the way, George Soros is a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth-were you aware of that? But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?”

President Donald Trump has cited its huge viewership as evidence his supporters, who include Barr, want shows that speak to their concerns.

Sounds like Barr was speaking to the concerns of many Trump supporters there all right.

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None of these people ever suggested someone was a sub-human animal simply on the basis of their ethnicity.

Doesn't matter, the left has routinely called the President every name in the book, especially the late night hosts, except for Fallon who seems the smartest of liberal late night hosts.

As in this example Colbert went on a Trump rant which later turned out to be a homophobic rant, no action taken. Again, I never called for the firing, but I still found the remarks to be rude, vile and repugnant. I could go on Behar and that idiot Olbarmann, the King of insults makes Trump looks like a choirboy. 

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/5/2/15515066/stephen-colbert-trump-putin-homophobia-late-show

...Wait, you're not getting confused about Giuliani again, are you?

I was never confused to begin with, I'm not a liberal.

Yes, he has said some terrible stuff, but as we keep having to remind you, he is not a liberal.

Well, Barr is not a conservative.

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Doesn't matter, the left has routinely called the President every name in the book, especially the late night hosts, except for Fallon who seems the smartest of liberal late night hosts.

What has this got to do with the vile racist, Roseanne Barr, though?

There's comedy and pushing the barriers and then there's downright bigotry.

Even Bill O'Reilly has condemned her:

Roseanne Barr’s vicious personal attack on former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett came out of nowhere and cost Ms. Barr and the entire staff of her program their jobs. @ABC/@Disney could not continue with the show without insulting millions of Americans.

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So the highest rated show the network has gets canceled, because of a bad joke made by a comedian on twitter. Like that would have hurt the ratings? ABC is dumb. Bring it to Netflix, see how much higher the ratings will get now. This world is so over PC and paper thin. Just replace the Roseanne character with Dave Chappelle. He never says anything remotely racist........

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has routinely called the President every name in the book,

Trump has been called names based on his behavior, not on the basis of his race or ethnicity. I'm sure you understand that distinction.

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Take the trash to the curb where she belongs.

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It was just too far over the line, even for a supposed joke. Now we all know that liberal comedians or news commentators have said many things as a "joke" and kept their jobs, but thats not the point right now. Have to be better than them when you are trying to win a culture war.

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Simon FostonToday 07:40 am JST

BurakuminDesToday 07:25 am JST

Good riddance, disgusting, racist old grub! Unfortunately now the grub will become an even bigger hero now to Trump supporting, zero-class trash.

Indeed. I imagine quite soon we'll be reading all about how she's become the latest innocent victim of out-of-control PC insanity.

8TToday 08:49 am JST

So the highest rated show the network has gets canceled, because of a bad joke made by a comedian on twitter. Like that would have hurt the ratings? ABC is dumb. Bring it to Netflix, see how much higher the ratings will get now. This world is so over PC and paper thin. Just replace the Roseanne character with Dave Chappelle. He never says anything remotely racist........

It took all of one hour 29 minutes!

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What exactly did she think would happen after saying garbage like that?

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ABC is dumb.

Actually that is correct, ABC is very very stupid. They knew all along who Roseanne was and participated in her world for the sake of commerce. ABC should be in the same amount of trouble as Roseanne.

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Does this mean Wanda Sykes and others will stop calling Trump an orangutan?

Asking for a confused friend.

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What has this got to do with the vile racist, Roseanne Barr, though?

You don't know if she is a racist.

There's comedy and pushing the barriers and then there's downright bigotry.

So you agree Kathy Griffin, Stephan Colbert, Bill Maher, even Harry Reid and Joe Biden past racist and outrageous acts and statements should be condemned in the strongest terms as well.

What exactly did she think would happen after saying garbage like that?

As with most liberals, she thought she could get away with it.

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Fake news.

No, they will start to run it soon...or ruin it.

Does this mean Wanda Sykes and others will stop calling Trump an orangutan?

Only the right kind of liberal are allowed to make racist statements without worrying about a backlash.

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You don't know if she is a racist.

Actually, even the most dull-witted of observers know that she's a racist. She compared a black person to an ape.

So you agree Kathy Griffin, Stephan Colbert, Bill Maher, even Harry Reid and Joe Biden past racist and outrageous acts and statements should be condemned in the strongest terms as well.

I see what you're doing here. Deflecting, as per usual. When those names crop up in future, I'm sure we'll deal with them.

In the meantime, Roseanne Barr - a very confused and hateful person

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/29/17406014/roseanne-racism-abc-trump-twitter

http://time.com/5294402/roseanne-cancelled-abc-racist-conspiracy-theory/

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Well, Barr is not a conservative.

You don't know if she is a racist.

She is plainly spouting racist comments against Muslim, Black, and Jewish people. She buys into conspiracy theories that have at its core racist propaganda. And because of this she has the support of Trump. Quacks like a duck, probably a duck. It doesn't matter. Her persona is a racist, and her business is persona. She may want to just embrace her fame and persona and maybe get a job at say . . . the WH or Fox News.

It will be hard for another distributor to pick up the show. The producer, a main actor and likely other have decided not to return. Plus, any distributor will immediately be labelled a racist and have to worry about backlash and loss of advertising across the board.

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Does this mean Wanda Sykes and others will stop calling Trump an orangutan?

Only the right kind of liberal are allowed to make racist statements without worrying about a backlash

You mean like Comey saying his orange skin and white eyes were unsettling and probably indicated he spent too much time in a tanning bed.

These are personal attacks. Not nice, but as a public personality who happens to be demeaning and even racist to anyone who isn't white and male, and launches personal attacks on a regular basis, he is open game. Orangutan is probably the nicest thing that could be said of Trump.

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gaijinpapaToday 09:02 am JST

Does this mean Wanda Sykes and others will stop calling Trump an orangutan?

Why? It's his own fault if he looks like that.

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Roseanne had a new show and somebody watched it? Shocking.

Personal attacks of a human are never ok.

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The conservative outrage at liberals over Barr's statements is intense.

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While there are laws to deal with offensive and racist language it would be difficult or nigh on impossible to pass laws to make people love one another. Despite the self righteous, sanctimonious vitriol such as "disgusting,racist old grub" not much can be done really to solve this intractable problem. It exists in many countries and is not confined or restricted to any particular racial or ethnic group or nation.

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As a big fan of the show, I find this to be disappointing, to put it mildly. It's a shame that she has also dragged people like Sarah Gilbert and others into this mess.I knew something was wrong as soon as she said she supported the man-child.

I think fans of the Cosby Show are in a similar dilemma. Love the show but not the star.

And as for people like Bill 'The Art of the Meal' Maher and Wanda 'Dignified Black People' Sykes using the word orangutan, I don't see other orange-coloured people on the planet. They're mocking one nasty ugly individual, not a whole race. Unless there's an orange race.

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http://time.com/5294402/roseanne-cancelled-abc-racist-conspiracy-theory/

In 2013, she called then National Security Advisor Susan Rice a "big man with swinging ape balls".

She deleted that tweet too, so I guess the "joke" didn't work back then too.

Wonder why she would try it again...

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Rezident Hump and his minions/fanboys just found a new running mate for 2020

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Hulu have pulled all episodes of her show.

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I hate the way America has become. 

I don’t think using words like ape, orangutan, orange monkey should ever be used when naming people. 

Roseanne should have had more brains. Sad for the people associated with her show. 

Why didn’t she make a more sophisticated joke about Valerie Jarret and communism and the Muslim Brotherhood. Lots of ammo there and it could have been as Valerie said “a teaching moment”

Roseanne needs to realize that the Don Rickles era is over. 

But there’s a silver lining. 

We won’t hear anymore insults about blacks and Trump being called apes or orangutans or orange monkeys . 

Right?

ps as a conservative, I’m not enraged about attacks on Roseanne. Not only do I think her comments were bad I think she’s incredibly stupid. If I were her Japanese PR man I’d explain that she was drunk and is going to get treatment.

Some people should never use Twitter.,

(and yes, trump should have to show tweets first before hitting send)

on a wider note, I wish I could stop the horrible comments about Michelle Obama you see on the internet too.

But it’s both sides. Cussing and demeaning and insults about physical traits should have no place.

(Unless it was done in the spirit of the late great Don Rickles )

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"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.

She always was boorish and obnoxious. Her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner got the neo-cons howling for her blood in 1990 but now she's just as demented and racist as they are. Now that ABC has pulled the plug on her crap show for her hateful tweets,m when is America going to pull the plug on Spanky Don's illegal occupation of the Presidency? All his tweets are juvenile and offensive, and yesterday at the Memorial Day celebrations he angered many people - including veterans - with his self-promoting egotistical bragging. His time in the White House needs to be cancelled too.

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I was never confused to begin with, I'm not a liberal.

What an odd comment to make on this story here.

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Just read an article about her. She has a long history of these kinds of statements and much worse.

I don't like Boorish people like her and Trump, so I never paid much attention to her.

The question is why did ABC even green light her show in the first place. Sure, she probably made many contractual promises not to make racist statements and maintain some dignity. But, why did ABC trust her. Great, second chances and all that. Money is probably the answer. If she showed up on TV, you had a lot of Trump voters who would be willing to watch.

She's off to obscurity where she can bad mouth the people who gave her a prime time opportunity to only blow it.

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Actually, even the most dull-witted of observers know that she's a racist. She compared a black person to an ape.

You just described half of Hollywood, so why do they get to keep their jobs?

I see what you're doing here. Deflecting, as per usual.

No, you’re not answering my question, so I’m not the one deflecting, so why are these people allowed to do what they do given their racist tirades?

When those names crop up in future, I'm sure we'll deal with them.

Why wait? Bill Maher used the N-word as did Alec Baldwin and Charlie Sheen, so why the double standard? All I am saying is, the left get so bent out of shape when something like this happens, but when they get racist for a cause they cherish, they will defend it to the very end.

In the meantime, Roseanne Barr - a very confused and hateful person.

Like most of Hollywood, dazed and confused.

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Barr's got form for this kind of thing, it's no secret. A revolting individual.

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You mean like Comey saying his orange skin and white eyes were unsettling and probably indicated he spent too much time in a tanning bed.

They were other sets it that way before Comey, try again.

These are personal attacks.

So that’s your excuse? Wow! So if I person calls a woman the B-word what does that make them and is it justified, is it just a personal attack and the woman should get over it? It all depends on how the person perceives the attack.

Not nice, but as a public personality who happens to be demeaning and even racist to anyone who isn't white and male, and launches personal attacks on a regular basis, he is open game. Orangutan is probably the nicest thing that could be said of Trump.

Ok, so once again, liberals have a different set for conservatives and different standards from their own liberal kin. Well, that’s nice to know and so reassuring.

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Bass, why are you so angry? Everyone criticized Barr, even you, We’re all on the same page. No outrage necessary.

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You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but...

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why are you so angry?

I’m not angry, I have money, so no need to be angry, I just don’t like liberal hypocrisy.

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You just described half of Hollywood, so why do they get to keep their jobs?

I see what you're doing here. Deflecting, as per usual. This is not about "half of Hollywood" today. It's about Barr.

No, you’re not answering my question, so I’m not the one deflecting, so why are these people allowed to do what they do given their racist tirades?

One of your own has been fired. I realise that's a tough break and all, but it happens. She's been rightfully called out on her tirades and will now be finished in the business. Whether she be liberal or conservative, her actions were plain wrong and it's a shame she had to do this because her show used to be unmissable.

Thoughts and prayers to the all the hard right who are in shock and denial at the dismissal.

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bass4funk

I just don’t like liberal hypocrisy.

so you are alright with conservative hypocrisy?

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I’m not angry, I have money, so no need to be angry,

That's just weird. Your captain has more, doesn't stop him being in a permanent state of vicious rage.

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If I call a white person a monkey, is that offensive to monkeys ?

Refering to monkeys is just offensive for any race so I don't understand.

You can hate whatever you like personally and make it know, it is called free speech.

Words and actions are two different things.

Ok that Rosanne is a no brainer (misanthropic) but it seems she has been promoted for years with no trouble, meaning you fire everyone connected to her ? That is really dumb.

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Captain, my captain!

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If I call a white person a monkey, is that offensive to monkeys ?

You know exactly the context here. (And you have called an immigrant a cockroach on another thread, fully knowing the context of that shameful description, as well.)

There's free speech and there's incitement to hatred.

it seems she has been promoted for years with no trouble, meaning you fire everyone connected to her ?

The show is called Roseanne. It's a shame for the other people involved but she's spoiled it for everyone.

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Donald Trump Jr. retweeted some of the offensive tweets posted by Roseanne Barr before her show was canceled Tuesday — calling billionaire George Soros a Nazi “who turned in his fellow Jews.”

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Bass: I have money, so no need to be angry,

Spoken like a true establishment Republican.

I just don’t like liberal hypocrisy.

But we are all saying the same thing: Rosanne Barr is trash. Unless you disagree.

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I'm as conservative as they come, and I was absolutely appalled at what she tweeted. Comparing a black person to an ape? That's as racist as racist gets!

As a conservative, I don't want someone like her being a spokesperson for our political views. She's always been crass and rude and obnoxious, but this time she very much crossed the line.

Now having said that, I wish liberal entertainers were held to account equally for some of the racist, anti-Christian, or anti-conservative hate speech that they spew from time to time. There's no question that a double standard is at play.

Still, it hardly justifies what Roseanne did. Her show's cancellation is something she brought on herself.

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Ok, so once again, liberals have a different set for conservatives and different standards from their own liberal kin. Well, that’s nice to know and so reassuring.

What is so difficult with understanding moral equivalence?

Hmm, limited to liberals? Seems that conservatives lose their spine if their people get caught in something disparaging.

So if I person calls a woman the B-word what does that make them and is it justified, is it just a personal attack and the woman should get over it? It all depends on how the person perceives the attack.

Playing dumb or just not playing?

I am no expert in race relations, but as I understand it, power behind a name is a large component of racist actions.

Maybe America should join Starbucks in a diversity training day. Too many people without a clue.

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I read the article and that is all. Sorry.

She spurs hatred against many and I don't like it. If she was racist in her actions, I can't imagine she would have been successful nowadays.

Incitement to hatred against Muslims I see yes. Refering to planet of the apes for somebody does not refer to me as racist... That is what I wanted to say.

Especially if you know that in the movie, struggle between monkey races is harsh lol.

Do you think I support that Rosanne ? I don't at all but I think it is about stupidity and being mean on average, not because of reference to monkeys you do associate with black people in your reading because I do it about lack of intelligence. If I can't read the same as you because I lack info, sorry. If so for Roseanne revealing in a tweet at 65, she deserves even worse then.

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Remember, Roseanne and supporters; given good manners you will go far, you will live in happiness, too.

Besides, what do you get from a glut of TV? A pain in the neck and an IQ of 3...

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Maybe America should join Starbucks in a diversity training day. Too many people without a clue.

Only some Americans.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2018/03/07/issues/white-supremacists-japan-love-story/#.Ww4okCC-lPY

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But we do and this wouldn't be the first time you try to defend one.

I'm not defending her and you know it, you will not find a single comment of me supporting what she said, but as always, nice try. LOL

you are contradicting yourself?

No, just calling out typical liberal hypocrisy, nothing more.

so rich people are never angry?

Yes and then we go and spend it or take a trip somewhere. I put $1,000 bet that Barr's show will get picked up by Netflix.

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I feel sorry for black people.

How would it make you feel knowing that there are millions of people who think you're more of an ape man than a human being?

Racism is not just hateful but hurtful.

And to think Pres. Trump praises and admires this trashy woman.

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Maybe she just wanted to take the show elsewhere.

if you make a living out of getting responses from audiences it’s hard to believe she wasn’t prepared for the fallout.

Never like her since the anthem performance.

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Maybe she just wanted to take the show elsewhere.

if you make a living out of getting responses from audiences it’s hard to believe she wasn’t prepared for the fallout.

That's exactly what my thinking was.

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Thoughts and prayers to the all the hard Left who are in shock and denial at their liberal hypocrisy when it comes to racially inflammatory statements.

I think its more about the outrage from decent people. Nothing to with being liberal or not.

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I put $1,000 bet that Barr's show will get picked up by Netflix.

I would take that bet - except that I a cash exchange wouldn't be feasible - so how about 1000 likes. Netflix picks up Rosanne in the next few years and I'll like 1000 of your posts? Deal?

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I put $1,000 bet that Barr's show will get picked up by Netflix.

Tough talk. I would take that bet.

Netflix is not dumb or willing to jeopardize their current market position.

Fox wouldn't even have her. Disney is buying Fox's movie and TV entertainment.

That leaves what? NRA TV and half the cast. or some other struggling cable distributor who will not want to be hit.

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Besides the current reboot, Viacom is abandoning reruns of the old series, and they hold the license.

Hope you have that cash ready.

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Yes and then we go and spend it or take a trip somewhere. I put $1,000 bet that Barr's show will get picked up by Netflix.

Hulu have dropped it and Netflix won't pick up any controversial actor after all they even dropped the very popular Hose of Cards.

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after all they even dropped the very popular Hose of Cards.

Actually, the final season is still in production and the focus is on the brilliant Claire Underwood character. The previous season set it up so fine, you'd swear they had a premonition about Spacey's future.

Very much looking forward to it and a good time to end it.

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Netflix is not dumb or willing to jeopardize their current market position.

Too late... They already did by giving the Obamas a multi year deal!

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Speaking of flights of fancy, it seems my good friend Roseanne has quit twitter, according to the BBC

The comedian deleted Monday night's post and said she was leaving Twitter, but later posted a flurry of tweets including one that said she was "tired of being attacked & belittled".

My heart goes out to this delicate flower, this butterfly on a wheel who hase been victimised and treated so abhorrently by evil liberals.

Why can't they just accept that bigotry is a good ratings grabber, eh? The fools.

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Roseanne Barr is on Twitter but probably recovering from a massive memorial hang-over.

https://twitter.com/therealroseanne

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So looks like the private jet already departed?

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bass4funk

Again, but why now all of a sudden? The left were ok with it before?

After so many years on this forum you must surly realize, the majority of posters on here are not American and we don't see every post and comment about being left or right. I would never be alright about racism whoever is sprouting the hate speech. The outrage today is about Roseanne Barr and the outrage would still be there even if she was a liberal. She was a member of the Green Party and stood for election. She is also Jewish but a supporter of the Sunni Palestinians. Even though Barr voted for Trump until that point she was never considered a conservative.

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Roseanne claims it was due to her Ambien-tweeting at 2am

This wasn't the first issue ABC has been having with Roseanne - this was just the last straw that broke the camel's back

That's what drove them to actually cancel what's actually making a lot of money for them

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Nothing good ever comes of twitter to display our stream of consciousness immediately to the world. The mind should be a private place, a refuge to think anything.

I like Roseanne, and as a comedian she should be pushing beyond the comfort level. She should consider using some private platform for her comedy like Howard Stern does.

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You don't know if she is a racist.

If she talks like a racist, I would take a wild guess that she is a racist.

I hope the rest of the cast who stand to lose their jobs sue her to the last of $ 80 million she is reported to have.

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Tough talk. I would take that bet. 

Yeah, as most libs would. Russian roulette? Lol

Netflix is not dumb or willing to jeopardize their current market position.

Actually, when it comes to a cash cow like Roseanne, they would and very much so.

Fox wouldn't even have her. Disney is buying Fox's movie and TV entertainment.

Disney bought Star Wars, don’t need to say anymore. Smh.....

That leaves what? NRA TV and half the cast. or some other struggling cable distributor who will not want to be hit.

Struggling??? ROFL Anyway, back to the real world, we have to see, she just got fired, not even 24 hours ago, too early to tell if she’ll make a comeback or not. Hey, if Olbermann that loon can make a comeback, Barr should be ok.

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if Olbermann that loon can make a comeback, Barr should be ok.

And let's not forget Don Jnr, re-tweeting the discredited anti-Semitic slurs against Mr Soros. Am sure he has nothing to worry about. Apart from that Russia thing...

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Hulu have dropped it and Netflix won't pick up any controversial actor after all they even dropped the very popular Hose of Cards.

House of Cards is not Roseanne. You’re comparing pizza and yogurt.

Too late... They already did by giving the Obamas a multi year deal!

More indoctrination on the way, time to take a look at my subscription.

After so many years on this forum you must surly realize, the majority of posters on here are not American and we don't see every post and comment about being left or right.

But yet, these people THINK they know everything about our laws and political system as if they can vote or that we really care.

I would never be alright about racism whoever is sprouting the hate speech. The outrage today is about Roseanne Barr and the outrage would still be there even if she was a liberal.

Yes, yes, you guys keep saying that,but why now all of a sudden, why not when you guys called Bush a monkey or when Baldwin used the N-word as well as Charlie Sheen, not a word, the same goes for Maher, he was able to keep his show after using racially charged language. So why no outrage then? Ohhh, selective outrage prevails on the liberal side as usual.

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And let's not forget Don Jnr, re-tweeting the discredited anti-Semitic slurs against Mr Soros. Am sure he has nothing to worry about. Apart from that Russia thing...

As if Trump would allow his son to go to prison. Lol

Money isn't everything just good but not over health, happiness and fulfillment.

Maybe not for you.

The people I know who have serious money would never boost about it.

That’s the people YOU know, not the people I know. I’m not going to shamed or need to be humble when I don’t have to. I worked my butt off and I make NO apologies for it.

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But yet, these people THINK they know everything about our laws and political system as if they can vote or that we really care.

But you do care, Mr bass. Otherwise, with all due respect, you wouldn't be taking time off your busy schedule to post here - on a Japanese English language forum in wonderful Japan. You could just bait liberals on any American site but you chose to do it here. Because, deep down, I suspect you are concerned with what other peoples perceptions of the US are.

This has nothing to do with Roseanne Barr's vile comments and more to do with you battling any little perceived slight against your version of America.

And again, with respect, your version is not everyone's. Which is fine, it would make for a boring discussion based forum if everyone agreed all the time.

But don't kid try and kid us (and your good self) that you don't care.

And boasting about money is vulgar. A real gentleman would not display such lack of sophistication.

We still love you, though.

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But yet, these people THINK they know everything about our laws and political system as if they can vote or that we really care.

But we do because you are constantly informing us all. Actually you could be an Oxford or Cambridge professor on American Law and its political system without even once stepping on American soil. That is the way of learning. Astronomers not actually travel into the universe, they observe from a distance. You even preach to us about the virtues of socialism and universal health care.

Yes, yes, you guys keep saying that

And has I constantly inform you I'm a free and independent thinker and unlike yourself I don't belong to any group consciousness, even as a small child I knew my way in this world. I am not responsible for what other people say, whether they are liberal or conservative. For 60 years I have spoken against racism and prejudices of many kinds. So don't associate me with anyone other than myself.

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why not when you guys called Bush a monkey

Because of historical context, as you well know. The Bush family and other silver spoon dynasties have never been oppressed.

As for the "N word", it's vile and I can't stand it. Don't care who uses it.

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bass4funk

Maybe not for you.

Have you ever heard of money-rexia? It's a serious mental disorder.

"Characterized by the belief that one can never be rich enough and the concurrent and irrational fear that one will become destitute, notwithstanding substantial evidence to the contrary. Money-rexics tend to be individuals who have amassed enough wealth to live quite comfortably but who nevertheless fear that there will never be enough money to keep them from some unnamed, vague suffering that is yet to come."

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-cahn/money-rexia-do-you-know-a_b_140060.html

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That’s the people YOU know, not the people I know. I’m not going to shamed or need to be humble when I don’t have to. I worked my butt off and I make NO apologies for it.

What you did with your money-rexia is steal from your own life. I choose freedom and time, health and wisdom, happiness and fulfillment, time with loved ones, time helping people. Traveling around the world. Sitting on an isolated Thai beach with only the sound of the sea. Time is one of the most valuable currencies which we hold in our lives.

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You're goshdarn right, zichi. The Roseannes of this world may have the fame and fortune but I detect a distinct lack of happiness from those dark corners. The sad thing is, that show brought joy to millions the world over. It wasn't about aspirational leanings, it was proper blue collar stories with pathos.

I hope her outbursts haven't sullied the legacy of that show. Even if it dipped badly in the season before the reboot, there was still a lot of love for it.

In real life, her turmoil has gone global. I'd feel a vague pity for her, if she didn't have a history of repeatedly offending people and lashing out.

Yes, money isn't everything. Some of us have gone through and survived bouts of debt, poverty and a lack of basic personal needs. Oddly enough, shows like Roseanne and other classics, kept us going. Maybe RB needs to take some time off, travel, experience real happiness with loved ones.

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*But you do care, Mr bass. *

No, I really don’t.

Otherwise, with all due respect, you wouldn't be taking time off your busy schedule to post here

I’m well aware liberals lack multitasking capabilities, but I’m different.

*- on a Japanese English language forum in wonderful Japan. You could just bait liberals on any American site but you chose to do it here. Because, deep down, I suspect you are concerned with what other peoples perceptions of the US are. *

Liberals have a lot of deep down feelings that turned out to be nothing.

This has nothing to do with Roseanne Barr's vile comments and more to do with you battling any little perceived slight against your version of America.

Right back at you.

And again, with respect, your version is not everyone's.

And neither is the American lefts.

Which is fine, it would make for a boring discussion based forum if everyone agreed all the time.

But don't kid try and kid us (and your good self) that you don't care.

I’m not trying to kid, I just told you how I felt, that has nothing to do with caring, it’s just my personal feelings about the situation and I have the right like you to express them, nothing more. Barr’s show will either be picked up or it won’t, either way, life goes on and while the left selectively get outraged over issues that are only important to them, I’ll always be there to make a comment.

And boasting about money is vulgar. A real gentleman would not display such lack of sophistication.

We still love you, though.

Same here.

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As if Trump would allow his son to go to prison. Lol

so you admit he's guilty of something then?

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 left selectively get outraged over issues that are only important to them,

that's what everyone does, whether a small school child, a retired senior, people express their passion for what is important to them. You post a lot but mostly only on American news posts.

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I’m well aware liberals lack multitasking capabilities, but I’m different.

So you bait liberals in the US as well? What a rewarding life you lead, Mr bass.

Anyway, must fly. Have a lovely evening and keep caring.

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No “Someone hacked my account” claims?

That’s the usual excuse when racism comes through too clearly....

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so you admit he's guilty of something then?

I’m admitting, he wouldn’t stand for it, of course he would be able to pardon him.

So you bait liberals in the US as well? What a rewarding life you lead, Mr bass.

I sure do, TH

Calling someone a mean name in response to personal failings, poor choices, and bad behavior is normal and natural behavior. Attacking an entire race with the implication they are less than human is a far more foolish and hateful crime. It tells us a lot about you that you don't seem to know the difference between the two.

It tells you nothing about me, but I do say, it tells me a lot about how selective liberals are always when it comes to these issues, give me a break!

Another thing we learned about you is that you apparently think all it takes to be a liberal is to not be one of the people you recognize as conservative.

For the most part yes, or are there ANY conservative or are there 10 conservative policies you as a liberal would deeply support?

You seem to acknowledge zero positions between agreeing with you and thinking the opposite of you. No wonder you had so much trouble thinking Giuliani was a liberal

I never thought that, but I understand why the left get so frustrated often, because they have nothing else to fall on, they don’t have sound policies so....

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Lots of talk about “liberals” but I think everyone was outraged.

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More indoctrination on the way, time to take a look at my subscription.

How are you going to watch TV if you get rid of all the Liberal TV providers?

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Roseanne Barr unleashed a fresh stream of Twitter abuse overnight on Tuesday, retweeing several deeply offensive posts just hours after her show was cancelled for her racist tweet about Roseanne Barr

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Lots of talk about “liberals” but I think everyone was outraged

Everyone is outraged, but it would be nice if liberals were consistent in their outrage and less selective.

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 but it would be nice if liberals were consistent in their outrage

If a man is orange and we call him orange it is not racist. Like saying a black man is black. So what?

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This is a sad day for white trash television. First Randy Quaid went bananas, now Rosanne is off the air.

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This is a sad day for white trash television. First Randy Quaid went bananas, now Rosanne is off the air.

So why is Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel, Joy Behar and Olbermann still on the air? Talk about White Trash TV, why are these people still collecting a check?

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Everyone is outraged, but it would be nice if liberals were consistent in their outrage and less selective.

Of course you do. It's the conservative go-to argument when one of yours gets caught red-handed. If someone else is exposed tomorrow then you'll talk about liberal hypocrisy tomorrow. If it happens to someone else on Friday, you'll talk about liberal hypocrisy on Friday. I bet if we review past articles where someone on your side gets caught with their pants down, we will see "liberal hypocrisy" posted all over the thread.

It's the standard conservative argument when you can't defend the actions of your team. Pay lip service to the story, then switch the narrative to liberal hypocrisy as fast as possible.

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Liberals are amazing geniuses, Lol!

You mean like Roseanne Barr, a life long liberal who voted for Trump because she didn't like Clinton.

So interesting you a conservative defending a liberal Roseanne Barr. Then you excuse the other so called liberals for attacking her too.

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This is American society in a nutshell.

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You mean like Roseanne Barr, a life long liberal who voted for Trump because she didn't like Clinton.

Yup.

So interesting you a conservative defending a liberal Roseanne Barr.

I'm not defending her so much, I'm just calling out the beat down hypocrisy the left love to dish out when it suits their narrative selectively and other times, like with Maher or Sykes, give them a complete pass, when they talk about conservatives, it's ok, Barr does it to VJ, now hold up, we need to get into action.

Then you excuse the other so called liberals for attacking her too.

No, I call them out for being selectively bias.

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the left love to dish out when it suits their narrative selectively and other times, like with Maher or Sykes

I've always disagreed with Bill Maher likening Trump to an Orangutan. Those apes have yuuuge hands, it ruins the whole argument. They can also feed themselves.

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So Trump make the Barr racism all-out himself, which he always does.

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018 

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You mean like Roseanne Barr, a life long liberal who voted for Trump because she didn't like Clinton.

Actually, and just for the record, I believe she said that she was going to vote for herself.

I do admit loving commentators like Olbermann that require a certain level of sophistication and historical knowledge to comprehend, but only in a non political mode. The others not so much. Although I don’t support any of these people or shows getting the ax once do you start down that road there is inevitably a pervasive pattern of political bias.

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That Barr said something stupid doesn't surprise me. That the network had the brass to forgo the revenue and cancel the show is amazing. They actually put their money where their mouth was. That's a shock for network TV.

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So why is Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel, Joy Behar and Olbermann still on the air?

Bill Maher called himself "a house n*****" which not only using the word is racist but also made light of slavery. How did he keep his job?

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Roseanne and Spanky Don are 2 of a kind - boorish, pompous, racist, lowest-common-denominator, 'white trash'/trailer trash, obnoxious, and more than a little stupid. Also on a comedic level Roseanne is like a female Adam Sandler - not funny in the least.

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Stormcrow, as if Albert Speer is a credible source.

A little known fact (because it is ignored) is that Jesse Owen stated he felt welcomed and acknowledged by Hitler in ways he didnt feel from Roosevelt.

Look it up.

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I don't know who she is, but the US guys at the office are saying that Trump will create a cabinet position for her to monitor the media.

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Oww! It’s bad to know that TV show 'Roseanne' abruptly canceled after star's racist tweet sparks furor.

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zichiMay 31 03:38 am JSTSo Trump make the Barr racism all-out himself, which he always does.

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018 

Trump is owed NO apology from ANYONE. He should apologize to planet Earth for all the evil he does. He's so narcisstic and always whining and crying when somebody rips at him because HE IS NOT A MAN. He doesn't have what it takes to govern an outhouse, let alone be in office. Everything he says is about 'me me ME'. He is a bully pushing people around but when someone criticizes him he's an absolute crybaby. Pathetic.

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‘Roseanne claims it was due to her Ambien-tweeting at 2am’

Ambien evidently causes people to do a LOT of strange things in the middle of the night, like binge-eating, picking fights, and it’s been the cause of some car accidents . It was a bit disengenuous for the drug maker to snark-tweet...now everybody is looking it up and getting a snootfull of all the real, ugly side effects.

She evidently suffered some pretty serious brain trauma as a teen, and her personality completely changed. She was hit by a car, and the hood ornament went through her skull. Frontal lobe damage (whether through injury or something like vascular dementia) commonly makes people unable to control anger, and unable to understand others’ feelings.

I’ve never watched her, I don’t find bitchy people amusing...but if there is a physical reason for it, why not cut her some slack instead of instantly firing her?

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Ambien informed that its side effects do not include racism. I loved it. LOL.

Regarding the fact that Trump has also being criticized, note that nobody ever mentioned ethinicity or religion.

Roseanne is just a racist unhappy little person trying to spread hatred.

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Roseanne is just trying to pass the buck. Her downfall is her OWN doing. She opened her big yap and out came the crap. She is boorish and bitchy. Never liked her show before and her childish mentality has revealed itself. No surprise to me. Now how about getting rid of that boorish traitor Spanky Don Trump? He's UNFIT for office and his attitude and demeanor are not suitable for political duties and he is not qualified for it. He already has a record of lawsuits and criminal cases anyway so why don't America DUMP HIM?

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