Stop Blaming Antisemitism For Your Problems

Antisemitism is defined as the following:

Hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.

Since the cancellation of the successful reboot of her television show, Roseanne gone from contrite to blaming everything under the sun for the cancellation.

Her latest complaint is that antisemitism was the reason for the cancellation.

Pardon my French, but that is b*llshit. She said something that she shouldn’t have said. It was her hurtful words that caused the cancellation and the near loss of jobs/income for everyone who worked on that show.

As a fellow Jew, I am appalled that she would use the weak excuse of antisemitism for her actions. If the heads of the network were truly antisemitic, they would have never given the show the green light thirty years ago. I am also angry because the number of antisemitic acts are rising at a scary rate. Her accusation is akin to a woman claiming that she raped when she wasn’t. It invalidates every other charge of antisemitism and causes one to wonder if it was really an act of antisemitism or someone playing the victim card because they can.

One of the things I have learned as I have gotten older is that as an adult, you fess up when you have made a mistake. You don’t blame something else or someone else simply because you can.

Roseanne, grow up. You made the mistake, you said those words, you caused the near cancellation of your show. The rest of us have moved on, I suggest you do the same.


Thoughts On The Roseanne Cancellation

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.


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