When I first heard the grave news that Roseanne’s show was cancelled by ABC because of a racist remark, I thought oh no, Now what? What are people getting all hot and bothered about now?!
Weeeell, She deserved to get flack for her comment, she should not have made it and she knows it, but to cancel her show? Really? I wonder what is going through the networks minds these days? A person can’t say boo and they’re running like scared rabbits. Where is that coming from?
To be honest, I don’t like the show in the first place. It involves a lot of yelling and inconsiderate and demeaning comments from everyone to anyone. Granted the underlying sentiment is that despite disagreements and differing opinions, they still love one another… or so I’ve been told. I don’t think I’ve ever sat through a whole episode. To begin with, I don’t watch anything with histrionics in it so no, I don’t even like the popular Modern Family either. It’s too hectic.
I think too, what bugs me the most is that if she’d slurred the president, Christ, Christians, a white person or even a Republican, she could have gotten away with it. Neither ABC nor any other station would care enough about them to yank a show over it. Yet, that’s where we’re at these days.
I am not fond of Roseanne, but I think she got a bad rap here. Perhaps because she gets away with it on her show, she believed she could in real life, I don’t know. I don’t know what is going on here, but people seem to be quite edgy about what others say or do (though I can see removing someone from a project for convicted offenses). I certainly would not have thought her comment to be a reflection of ABC or any other station nor that of the show and it’s cast.
You may think I’m off base, but everything else seems to be sacrosanct but those designations I mentioned above. I mean, people might talk back and complain about it but no show would ever get yanked for anyone making fun of Trump or Christians and they do all the time. Am I wrong?
To be honest, I am not a fan of comedy or comics in general because, in my opinion most of it seems to involve laughing at and the ridicule of someone at the victims expense. Yes, I was made fun of a lot in school and so perhaps I’m hyper sensitive, but … it often gets out of hand.
I wouldn’t want to be the butt of anyone’s joke or derisive remarks. Maybe I’m thin-skinned too. I am more fond of “do unto others as you would have done to yourself” and by golly, think good thoughts and love your neighbor.
So, in the future (if you even have one now) Roseanne, stop and think and remember “freedom of speech” does not apply to you. I was taught “It is best to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt” – or as the Proverbs of Solomon 17:28 says: “Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
Mostly folks, if we’ve learned nothing else by this, remember, “if you can’t say something nice, it’s best to not say anything at all.”
“And that’s all I have to say about that!”