Roseanne Cancelled

I’m sure you’ve all heard, but Roseanne’s hit television program was cancelled after Roseanne Barr tweeted that one of President Obama’s cabinet members looked like she came off the set of Planet of the Apes and belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood.  Now the conservatives are firing back, asking why Samantha Bee is still on the air when she has been saying equally nasty for ages now; for example, she just recently called President Trump’s daughter Ivanka a “feckless cunt”.  What a double standard!

I find this all depressing.  Can’t you both see that you’re mirror images of one another?  Both sides are trying to one up the other in acting like garbage.  When Ivanka posts a picture of herself with her son, why do you feel the need to post hateful comments, one after the other?  She’s a mother like anyone else.  You’re free to disagree with the politics, but can’t we be more civil and respectful?  And Roseanne, really?  Calling a black woman an ape?  We don’t need this.

Personally, I don’t want to see either Roseanne or Samantha Bee’s show taken off the air.  Say what you want to say; nobody’s making anyone watch your the shows.  If other people want to watch them, let them watch them.  But we should all take Bertrand Russell’s words to heart.

I’d like to see more love and respect in the world, especially toward those we disagree with socially and politically.

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