If America is so racist, why did Roseanne Barr get fired?

I continuously read on Facebook what a racist country America is. Racism in the United States is so bad, we don’t even have a black president anymore.

Roseanne Barr is a racist?

Considering all this, I was a little surprised when I learned ABC canceled the TV show Roseanne over a tweet the show’s namesake, Roseanne Barr, made about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama. Roseanne said the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby. That baby is Valerie Jarrett.

Valerie Jarrett

Huh? I don’t understand the tweet.

Racist Roseanne Barr wants people to believe Jarrett’s birth parents are a terrorist organization and a sci-fi movie from the late 60s? How’s that even biologically possible? Babies are not made that way.

The court of public opinion immediately ruled the tweet to be racist. Like Judge Judy, rulings made by the court of public opinion are final. ABC then swiftly canceled Roseanne Barr’s TV show. Why would a television network based in a racist country serving a racist audience fire a woman because she was racist? In racist America, tweeting something racist only makes Roseanne Barr a bigger asset, not a liability.

America is racist

America is the most racist country in the world, right? In the United States of America, getting fired for being a racist is like someone in France getting fired because they were speaking French.

It makes no sense.

ABC might have fired Roseanne Barr and canceled her show, but I’m sure one of the other networks will pick it up. As racist as this country is, Roseanne’s tweet and subsequent firing generated a lot of positive publicity for her. HBO, Netflix, or one of the more premium networks will certainly hire Roseanne Barr. That’s if ABC doesn’t hire her back for a lot more money once they realize what a huge mistake they made.

Considering how racist America is, it’s a good time t0 be a confirmed racist. Roseanne Barr is so damn lucky.

Planet Of The Apes Ursus #1 (Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera Cover)

Boogie2988 admits YouTube random giveaways are fixed

Steven Williams, the man who plays Boogie2988 on YouTube, admitted on Twitter that when he and other YouTubers do “random” giveaways, they vet the winner online to see if they are an “asshole” and if they decide they are, they then randomly pick someone else.

I don’t know if this is illegal or not. I’m not a lawyer. I do watch a lot of Judge Judy and I used to watch L.A. Law. That said, it certainly seems sketchy to me. There are federal laws involving contests and giveaways.

This might make a good topic for lawyer Nick Rekieta, host of the YouTube channel of Rekieta Law to cover in a future episode. 

One of the many problems with this statement is who Steve considers an asshole and what others consider an asshole is probably vastly different. I know by criticizing Steve on my blog for the things he has had his various characters (Boogie2988, Francis, Jessy) say on YouTube and Twitch, I’m probably someone he would deem to be an asshole.

I’m more than fine with that. If Steve thought I was an asshole, it would probably make me feel proud.  Also, I would never put myself in a position where I was trying to win something Steve was randomly giving away to his fans. I’m not a fan. I watch his videos for the unintended entertainment value his content provides.

Steve “Boogie2988” Williams with his creepy dog.

I used to think he was a nice person, but that opinion ended a long time ago. Watch enough of his YouTube videos, you start to pick up inconsistencies with the things he says. This is especially true if you bother to watch his Twitch videos. His content on Twitch really shows what a fake person he is on YouTube.

One of the other problems with his tweet is that he includes other YouTubers into the act of vetting winners of random giveaways. My guess is it was something he spoke about with other YouTubers at the recent YouTube Creator Summit.

I know Steve attended and met with other people who make content on YouTube. I wouldn’t even be surprised if this was something YouTube told creators to do.

If you thought other YouTubers would not appreciate being outed as doing something like this, you would be right:

The first rule of fight club, don’t talk about fight club.

Again, I don’t know if this activity is illegal, but I know it seems sketchy. I learned in the military that even the appearance of inappropriateness is almost as bad as inappropriateness.

Is it inappropriate to pick someone at random to win something and then after checking their online conduct, pick someone else at random? In my opinion, yes.