Sigh, 3.5 readers.
If you ever wanted a lesson in how to ruin your career and/or lifetime legacy in less than 24 hours, today was the day.
I was really enjoying the “Roseanne” reboot. I enjoyed the show as a kid and to see it back again was like seeing long lost friends come home. Roseanne and Dan, Becky, Darlene and DJ, their kids, Aunt Jackie, all the extended friends and family that would stop by.
There have been so many attempts at rebooting old shows that have fallen flat (IMO) but this one was a winner. I think Roseanne had cemented herself as the comeback kid and probably could have kept her show going for several years.
Alas, imagine my sadness when I heard the news that Roseanne referred to former Obama advisor (not sure of her official title) Valerie Jarrett as “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes have a baby.”
Oh God, Roseanne. Why? Why??? So wrong on so many levels.
Roseanne has a history of writing controversial tweets but this was one that couldn’t be ignored. Aside from sadness that this thought was in her mind and that’s bad enough, but that she didn’t have any kind of self restraint to hold herself back. How she thought she could post that and still have a show by the end of the day is mind boggling.
I feel bad for the cast members. Goodman has been the most successful over the years, though Laurie Metcalf was recently nominated for an Academy Award. Sara Gilbert was (is?) on a View-esque talk show. That girl who plays Becky and Michael Fishman (DJ), this was probably their big break so to see it go for them is sad.
So, a lesson learned, 3.5 readers. First, if you are thinking such thoughts, cleanse your mind and your soul. Second, develop a filter, an internal control that keeps you from releasing unfiltered thoughts into the atmosphere.
This is so ridiculous that there is a part of me that wonders if Roseanne did this on purpose….maybe she didn’t want to do the show anymore and wanted to go out with a bang. I don’t think she did. She lost too much money. I think she just rattled off a tweet without thinking but then again, she’s been in show business so long that it amazes me she didn’t realize this was a career killing tweet.
What say you, 3.5?