Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Roseanne" Cancelled by ABC After Roseanne Barr Calls George Soros Out (Styx)

Most of her critics have no clue who Valerie Jarrett is, and Soros is indeed a nazi collaborating sellout billionaire

Although the Roseanne comment was inappropriate it is true that Valerie Jarrett's face has some resemblance to the 1960s Planet of the Apes costumes, in which the chimpanzee faces were elongated (Dr Zira, Dr Cornelius) with relatively pale skin tones. Her comment seemed to have little to do with equating black people to apes (gorillas) as is most often the case when it comes to these kinds of insults. Also note that George W Bush's face (a white guy) has frequently been compared to that of a chimpanzee. Her comment seems to be about morphology rather than overt racism. This does not mean I condone the comment, only that one can see where it came from, and that the intention was likely not racially motivated.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2018.]