When Rosanne was brought back to air after a 21 year hiatus I cringed. See even before she was brought back to the light she was very open about her distaste of POC and those in the LGBT community. She continued to regurgitate the same hatred until the reboot was announced after which she cleaned out all her tweets of question and acted of innocence. None of this surprised me nor did her latest tirade.
She has never shown an open mind or open heart as a base so her reboot was a shock to me though it really shouldn’t have been. In the current trend of our country, someone like her was inevitable to be a sounding board for republicans in a a very liberal business. This in and off itself isn’t bad as I’ve always held that both sides need to speak and be heard to find unity in our lives but what she did was beyond communication.
Here is the thing with hate, it’s ever reoccurring and not a good basis for learning. I could never teach someone how to better act in this society using her method. She followed a mentality that because she had a show she was not terminable but alas she was. Amazing how another star has been reduced to such a level by their own actions on social media. Now I have no opinion that I carry that I’m afraid to voice. I don’t hate others nor do I find a need to judge them. For me it’s that simple. Sure I had to learn a lot to get there but I did. Now let me give a small explanation of how her actions and social media coincide:
Everything is public even when you don’t want it to be. When you write something, make sure it’s something you don’t mind being public with. I could say that on my Facebook it’s tamed but it’s just where I am at. I limit my swearing on social media and not because I have to but because I want too. I work with children and I would never want them to stumble across Ms. Ali somewhere and have any less view of who I am. I’m the same on my YouTube and that served to be a prolific idea as one of my subscribers ended up being a student in one clients class.
It’s really that easy. You can’t break a plate (throw insults) and apologize without repercussions. That plate will not repair itself once I’m sorry has been said and even elementary school kids have learned that. Now I write this being someone who is on the low end of a pay scale with very little impact on such sites. If I have managed to realize how much social media can impact then why can’t someone with TV shows learn the same?
So I bid a not so fond farewell to Roseanne with absolutely no shock in what she wrote or what has happened. But one last thought… she left Facebook after something similar and now she has deleted her Twitter. I guess we will just have to wait for part 3 to be released on Instagram.