ABC cancels 'Roseanne' because Roseanne Barr is a racist

I’m guessing Barr has some level of control over the series so this would never happen, but imagine John Goodman’s character remarrying a woman whose name happens to be Roseanne and the series continuing with the new couple.


Actual video of the conference room where the decision to cancel was made:



I do. I’m white and I do. If I describe a group of a people as “old white men” I’m saying something along the lines of “clueless dinosaurs”. “So fucking white” would indicate a lack of diversity or inclusiveness. “A little too white” would mean that I’m getting nervous that they’ll do something racist, sexist or homophobic and I wouldn’t want to be associated with them.

You can also refer to someone’s dancing as white, which typically means lacking rhythm, coordination or not even trying to be in sync with anything else. And activities can be white, such as Nascar or rodeo – not that there’s anything wrong with watching cars go round and round and round for hours.


Those $$$ will never compare to TV $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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It’s why the first show was a success. We shouldn’t forget her original schtick was pointing out how little respect society had for women who looked and sounded and worked like her character. It should also be noted that it was an unusual show in that they weren’t living in some sort of upper class aspirational fantasy with corresponding furniture, as was the custom in the 80s.

Of course, that was then, this is now, and is a good reminder how much of pop culture isn’t talent or genius, it’s the simply the luck of being the right talent hitting your moment at the right time. In a lot of ways, this could have been her right time again- but in the intervening years she has demonstrated that her talent was a lot of heat and no light.


Roseanne… You don’t have to put on your white hood tonight.
Those days are over, you don’t have to lobby for the right.
Roseanne… You don’t have to wear your klan robe tonight
Fuck your tweets honey. You don’t care if they’re wrong or if they’re right.


They must really expect the ratings to plummet. Otherwise ABC wouldn’t give a flying Nielsen. There’s plenty of room for right wing TV series, unless they’ve suddenly cancelled Last Man Standing, Blue Bloods, that show Matt Leblanc’s doing, the new Ashton Kutcher show, Quantico, etc. etc.
On the Roseanne show, at least (if not IRL), topics were usually presented fairly, She understood the role of being groundbreaking in a major way, and how it contributed to her legacy.
I mean, I won’t miss it, since the acting was awful. Only a few of the cast were decent actors, and Goodman is really phoning it in, while the sister is a caricature of a caricature. Only Darlene seems to be pulling her weight.
So no, I won;t miss it. I only went to the cockroach races to see if there was a crash, anyway.


Yeah, IIRC this was ABC’s first #1 show in years and they hardly hesitated to drop her. That says good things about which way the wind is blowing right now.


“Turn off that gas light… Turn off that GAASSS LIIIIGHT!


I also think she’s gone significantly further down a contrarian path into…well, where she is now.

80s/90s Roseanne would think this Roseanne is out of touch with reality. And the earlier Roseanne would be correct.


I’m ok with the concept of attractive people having more pull, but I just think we shouldn’t assume white people are more definitively attractive.

Funny how those who hate Kaepernick and other NFL players for kneeling during the anthem as disrespectful are the same people who probably watched her show (former and reboot) and loved her.


That’s very white of you.

(And that’s a joke. Maybe a bad one, but still. Can’t disagree about your NASCAR description.)

I know. Those pasty faced…

Funny side story. The right wingers are now calling for Bill Maher to be fired for pushing that Trump is have orangutan.

They seem to be forgetting the following:

  1. Maher was fired by ABC when he made a joke about 911.

  2. He is on HBO now which is an entirely different.

  3. neither of trumps parents are African American ergo the comparison is not racial it’s about the unnatural color Trump tans himself to.

  4. it was actually a bit intended to satire Trump over his continued birth certificate stance on Obama.

But sure conservatives. Apples to aardvarks.


ABC did not cancel ‘Roseanne’ because Roseanne Barr is a racist. Roseanne Barr was always a racist and ABC was happy to have her show, until she made that tweet.


Im betting that if Roseanne had “just” used the muslim-brotherhood slur, she would not have been cancelled.

That slur is used constantly, by many Republican congressmen and others, and they never face the consequences. they know muslim-bashing is an “acceptable” practice in American public discourse.


Place your bets…