Comedy is supposed to push boundaries. But at the same time, certain boundaries should never be crossed.
Roseanne was the juggernaut of the Spring 2018 television season. The reboot was a hit, reminding viewers why they kept returning to the Conner family every week.
Then Roseanne Barr, the show’s namesake star, opened her big mouth. Or rather, she let her latest tweet do the talking. Because of that tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Roseanne has been cancelled.
As much as I thoroughly enjoyed the new season, cancellation was the only reaction that made sense. A slap on the wrist would have not been enough. What makes me angry is that everyone who worked on the show, both in front of the camera and behind the camera, is out of a job. They should not be punished for Barr’s mistake.
Like all controversies, this too shall fade from the public conciousness.
But what will not fade is the fact that you know who, who has made both racist and sexist comments in the past still has his job, while others are out of a job.