Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Words Have Consequences

Rather than add to the bonfire of outrage over Roseanne Barr and the fact that ABC knew full well what they were getting and were probably ready for her Twitterpation (they were not caught off-guard; they had the press release and the firing orders in draft when they signed the contracts last year), I will simply remind us all that “freedom of speech” doesn’t mean you get off scot-free for saying something hideous.

It should be noted, however, that if every celebrity that tweeted racist and conspiracy shit were fired in three hours and banished from the public stage with such expeditious dispatch as ABC showed Ms. Barr, Trump would have never made it past his descent on his golden escalator in 2015.