I'm not a fan of Roseanne at all. In fact I once wrote that my concept of hell would be having to watch Roseanne re-runs down there in Hades. But I am dismayed by ABC's abrupt cancellation of her show, because of one offensive tweet.
I am dismayed that our entire society has been co-opted by liberal brown shirt speech Nazis....folks who want their say...but don't want you to have yours. And this type of mass bullying (ABC cancelled due to an overwhelming number of protest tweets) prevails today. If someone does not like your social or political opinion you are quickly assigned to a racist, homophobe, or "Trumper" box.
This mass bullying came along long before the MeToo Movement, although the "Me Toos" jacked it up several notches. Yeah, celebrities and political notables are taking the brunt of the heat these days (and probably rightfully so), but we commoners ought to be reminded of that old Jewish saw "they came for the Jews, and you kept quiet, then they came for the....etc". Just spend a day on social media and dare utter an opinion that's not cool to the liberal masses and you'll find yourself alienated, even your career ruined, for saying something you feel at the moment.
The First Amendment ain't what it used to be, boys and girls. This is the 21st Century version of the Salem witch hunts, people. Give any inkling that you have a less than mainstream opinion and you're doomed to the locks, or to the noose on a second offense.
Like I said, I'm not a fan of Roseanne. But was what she said more cruel than ABC's jerking the livelihood of that show's innocents? The rest of the cast and crew who did nothing to deserve the loss of a well-paying job?
On this blog alone I've lost more "followers" for voicing positions that offend, failed to gain wide-spread popularity for those opinions voiced, but at least have the luxury of not being famous.
Were I a celebrity these days I think I'd go and have a "tongue-electomy", cut that bad boy out. Because, being human, at some time, and at some place, they are going to say something that's gonna get em crucified.
Sad. Damned Sad.