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Rick Ace Rhodes
Well... apparently those plans for a season 11 of the show are now canceled after Barr made some racially charged comments on Twitter.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
Dang it. I love the new season. But stupid games get stupid prizes. 
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Mr Magic
Rick Ace Rhodes wrote :

Well... apparently those plans for a season 11 of the show are now canceled after Barr made some racially charged comments on Twitter.
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Man, so now people are upset with her for being a Trump supporter and for making racist remarks.

It stinks to be Roseanne!

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Vaporman87
As they say, "That escalated quickly". I love the term "racially charged". As though one could possibly know the true motivations for such a comment. The fact remains that Valerie Jarrett is indeed a slimeball.

Still, this was a stupid move on Roseanne's part. Real smooth.

This country is so full of pantywaists now it's pathetic. We'll get upset over anything. We're going to get crushed by countries like China because the coming generations of Americans will be wimps and whiners who can't do anything for themselves and need to live in constant safe spaces.
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Benjanime
looks like my mom is back to watching only her court shows after this.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
Benjanime wrote :

looks like my mom is back to watching only her court shows after this.
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Your not kidding. Apparently all the networks that air reruns are dropping them from their schedule. Much like The Cosby Show, the only way you are now going to be watching Roseanne is if you own the DVD's.
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shakin steak
Vaporman87 wrote :

As they say, "That escalated quickly". I love the term "racially charged". As though one could possibly know the true motivations for such a comment. 
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Have you ever seen anyone called an ape for any other reason? I have not. 

What do you think about the religion part?
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chrisno51
Rick Ace Rhodes wrote :

Benjanime wrote :


looks like my mom is back to watching only her court shows after this.
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Your not kidding. Apparently all the networks that air reruns are dropping them from their schedule. Much like The Cosby Show, the only way you are now going to be watching Roseanne is if you own the DVD's.
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Yeah you can't even watch it on Hulu now. Just look what she did to herself!

However you can watch reruns on Filmrise that's on the Roku boxes, not sure for how long.



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Mr Magic
chrisno51 wrote :

Rick Ace Rhodes wrote :


Benjanime wrote :



looks like my mom is back to watching only her court shows after this.
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However you can watch reruns on Filmrise that's on the Roku boxes, not sure for how long.



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Like a lot of content on Roku apps, I'm sure you can watch it for a very long time.

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Ajimbo
shakin steak wrote :

Vaporman87 wrote :


As they say, "That escalated quickly". I
love the term "racially charged". As though one could possibly know the
true motivations for such a comment. 
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Have you ever seen anyone called an ape for any other reason? I have not. 

What do you think about the religion part?
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Calling someone an ape, in and of itself, is not racist. 
However,
the historical and cultural context towards other cultures using a
"race"-based classification and hierarchy can be.  You would be denying
their humanity by treating them as not human based on their perceived race.  I say "perceived" because you don't have to be something in order for someone to think you are and treat you unethically because of it.

Charles
Darwin was mocked for his theory of evolution with images of his head
drawn on a chimp body; the 1800s equivalent of photoshop.  Not racist
against Darwin as a human, but intended to humiliate him for his idea
that humans and apes share a common ancestor.  Calling someone the
"missing link" would also work.

The Scopes Monkey Trial (1925) on
evolution in schools had images of the 3 wise monkeys covering their
eyes, mouth, and ears.  Again, trying to harm the idea of evolution in a
court of law, not harm a group of people.

Dennis Hopper as King
Koopa points and says, "Monkey!" after de-evolving Scapelli into a chimp
in the Super Mario Bros. Movie.  (Well, that would be species-ist since
King Koopa is a reptile and wants to get rid of mammals.)

Calling
Bluto a "big gorilla" for kidnapping Olive Oyl would be antagonizing
his size and strength, while insulting his intelligence, but that's a
result of his actions.  Bluto is portrayed as a brute.  I don't think
Popeye goes around thinking Bluto actually is a gorilla or gives him
bananas daily to "show him his place".

The arcade game Donkey
Kong re-purposed Bluto into a gorilla.  The actions of kidnapping a girl
are the same, and the name is intended to make him a "dumb or stubborn"
ape according to Miyamoto.  While it seems like a rip-off of King Kong,
there are no intended racial implications for Donkey Kong.  King Kong
has a racial component for sure.  Perhaps the backstory for Donkey Kong
is that Mario went to DK Island, forced Donkey Kong onto a ship, and had
him build skyscrapers using gorilla labor.  Mario has a cage and whip
by the second game! Gasp!  Donkey Kong's offspring has to break the
chains of oppression, one at a time (two if you can).  Or maybe Donkey
Kong is just a pet idk.

It's interesting your avatar is Rod
Serling because I always thought he had a chimp-like quality to his
face.  Not as an insult, mind you, but because the way his forehead
wrinkles, ears, and stiff-upper lip were when he talked reminded me of
the makeup in Planet of the Apes.  The last George Bush has similar
simian-ness in the political cartoons where they exaggerated his ears
and features to play up the, um, intelligence he was mocked for.
Some
people just have features that are reminiscent of other animals, but
bird-noses, doe-eyes, and rat-like features, for example, don't have the cultural
weight of "go back to the jungle" as much as monkeys, chimps, and apes
do.

I'll try to not expand further on the subject, but I would be remiss not to answer this question. 


I
despise all this Political Puppet Theater.  Roseanne has been on the
fringe for years now, and I'm surprised it took this long for her to get
backlash.  What she said was wrong because it was culturally incensed
in regards to race and religious affiliation.  She did not attack an
idea or action.  She attacked a person she did not agree with
politically to hit out at Muslims and people who have been called apes
to dehumanize them.  This was intended to hurt a group of people she did not like.
Not to mention the dressing up as Hitler to bake
cookie people in an oven.  Trivializing the humanity of those who died
during The Holocaust as the punchline for a joke.  Wow, so edgy. 

The
only thing about this cancellation I will miss is that there wasn't a
Halloween episode.  I'd also find it funny if John Goodman reprised his
role as Dan to make a joke that Roseanne was dead the entire last
season.
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