The above statement started her shows downfall.
Ingest the words and full “L” that Roseanne Barr took when she posted this at 2:45am – May 29, 2018 and decide for yourself if the self proclaimed joke was indeed a mere pun towards former 6 advisor Valerie Jarrett who is African American.
Here’s her response to the ordeal.
“I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment,” Jarrett said. “I’m fine. I’m worried about all the people out there who don’t have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense. The person who is walking down the street minding their own business and they see somebody cling to their purse, or run across the street, or every black parent I know who has a boy who has to sit down and have a conversation — the talk — as we call it. As you say, those ordinary examples of racism that happen every single day.”
Take a moment and think of this racist fueled wit, as Barr figuratively, “shoulder brushes” the tweet.
She misunderstood the power of social media and corporations recent stance when it comes to provocative subject matters, even when it pertains to humor.
Before this, the Roseanne reboot was commercially viable, averaging close to 20 million viewers tuning in to the sassy working class mother.
It was renewed for season 2 and the actors enjoyed a revived career with young viewers who were new to the aged comic, but related to it’s quick wit, raw banter and the social buzz.
We also know she had a plug from “Mr Make America Great Again“, that didn’t hurt her Nielsen ratings.
Surely the network and producers were celebrating the controversial endorsement, till she fucked up and dropped that bomb. Here is the tweet again in slo mo my peoples…
A hard pill to swallow. Even in these times when oh so much, is said, oh so carelessly without retaliation.
How will this tale ensue?
Well consulting producer Wanda Sykes, decides to discontinue her relationship with the show along with others making a strong unified statement to the industry and the studio heads that didn’t go unheard.
Few days later, this was announced…
Then the ABC Network President Channing Dungey said “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Not long after, just when you thought you heard it all. Roseanne tried to hoodwink the public blaming her racial outburst on the pharmaceutical drug Ambien, leaving everyone more puzzled at the odd finger point.
Sanofi, the makers of Ambien appropriately fired shots back stating “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
Damn, they clapped back in the most refined way. Talk about tongue in cheek.
Yea… Karma is a bitch. Barr’s inside must be like
But we’re here to state the scenario and allow you to draw your own conclusion based on innate feelings and not our overly dramatic words.
We say, “You should know better Roseanne Barr, curses for the words. Forgive may occur in time, but we’ll never forget.”
What do you say?
…and that’s The Brooklyn Word.