There’s nothing wrong with thinking the best of people. That is, until they prove you wrong. All along, I had a feeling I’d live to regret praising the reboot of Roseanne’s now-cancelled sitcom.
It wasn’t a pro-Trump show. It just wasn’t 100% anti-Trump. And that’s how the world is these days. I will never understand why people can watch a show about investigating grisly murders but can’t stand seeing someone with a different political viewpoint. We’re never going to get anywhere if we instantly shut down someone who thinks differently than we do. Dismissing someone as an idiot for their politics just isn’t productive. However, dismissing them as an idiot because they’re a racist idiot is definitely the way to go.
I’m not about to repeat the tweet Roseanne sent out. There was no alternate way to analyze it – it was straight-up racist. ABC quickly cancelled her show, putting an end to steady work for the cast, crew, writers and others.
She apologized, quit Twitter and then reappeared with an attempt to redeem herself:
“Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!! I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet. I will be on Joe Rogan’s podcast Friday.”
So long Roseanne. And so long to any chance of me believing any person I don’t personally know has redeemed themselves. I won’t put any more energy into it. It’s just a TV show, after all. Or at least, it was.