'Roseanne' Being Canceled Is A Step Toward Progress, But Not Enough

'Roseanne' Being Canceled Is A Step Toward Progress, But Not Enough

Work still needs to be done to "make Hollywood great again."
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On Tuesday, May 29, I received a notification on my computer that proved karma is still getting her job done. If you've been living under a rock, Roseanne Barr's rebooted TV show was canceled yesterday after her racist Twitter tirade against a former Obama adviser. Comparing Valerie Jarrett to a monkey, Barr's tweet quickly caused ABC to react and fire Roseanne from the channel.

For many, this cancellation has been a long time coming. Since the reboot first aired in March, it's done nothing but normalize Trump's own erratic, racist behavior and make unnecessary political jabs just to draw attention to itself. As I mentioned in a previous article, I had no plans on giving this reboot any support, like many others who felt it was wrong to give a woman with such alt-right, ludicrous views to continue spreading the lies that Trump has gone off about since 2016.

Although it is unfortunate that struggling writers and producers are now without jobs for the summer, I do not feel any sympathy toward Roseanne. Free speech does allow her to say all of these awful things, however, it doesn't protect her from the consequences that come as a result. Her show being canceled only proves that people are becoming more outspoken toward confronting those who now feel emboldened and empowered by Trump to spew their racist nonsense.

However, the TV industry (and Hollywood, as a whole) still has a long way to go before reaching true progress. Roseanne may now be written off of television, but what about Jeffrey Tambor- who's been accused of sexual misconduct on the set of "Transparent" yet is still allowed to return to "Arrested Development" for a new season?

Or consider Tim Allen- a fellow 90s TV star turned conservative who is also getting his show revived by a major network (a show that openly mocked Hillary Clinton's loss when it was still on in 2016 btw)? There are lots of other problematic people in Hollywood, like Roseanne, who haven't been fired from their shows yet. Therefore, it will take much more work to openly and honestly confront such issues.

And no, Roseanne's firing has nothing to do with Hollywood pushing its "liberal" agenda. It's just common sense to punish people who think it's okay to still call people of color such awful words. It's 2018, Roseanne, and people don't want to laugh at your racism anymore.

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1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

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11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

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The 7 Best Food Places Near UCLA You Need to Try ASAP

We have great dining food AND restaurants around us? Wow, we are #blessed.

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Westwood is the home to UCLA and offers plenty of interesting and diverse dining options for students and locals alike. Since the area is firmly Bruin territory, you will find lots of on-the-go, affordable eats along with a mix of more modern and upscale restaurants.

Though I definitely haven't had all the food Westwood occurs, being here two years now (omg already!?), I think I can safely recommend certain places to eat.

1. Shamshiri Grill

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South Westwood Boulevard is often referred to as Little Tehran, so most of that area is just Persian restaurants. Shamshiri Grill just makes the best meat and whenever I go there, I always order my meal with their special hot sauce, that is to DIE for. A must try.

2. Gushi

I can not tell you how many times I've been to this place. Located near Fat Sal's, you may be tempted to just miss it but let me tell you that is a mistake. I always get their Gushi Bowl which is just heavenly and the right amount to make me feel satisfied without being too filling. Be generous with the Teriyaki and Sriracha sauces on your meat and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

3. Pinches Tacos

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I know Mexican food is very common wherever you go but Pinches Tacos is aesthetically pleasing and their food? Even more so. It just tastes so good! I definitely recommend the Asada fries and any tacos.

4. Saffron and Rose

Saffron and Rose is a Persian ice cream parlor like 10 minutes away from Shamshiri Grill and the quality and variety of ice cream is truly impressive. I would not have known my weakness for Jasmine ice cream if I hadn't tried this place and as always, the Saffron and Rose (it's namesake) deserves to be the name of the restaurant because of how rich in flavor it is.

5. Maharaja

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I am very particular about my Indian food but the buffets in the afternoons at Maharaja definitely passes my checklist. I actually went there for my birthday so that just tells you how the food doesn't disappoint.

6. Nekter Juice Bar

I found out about this place very recently and I'm so glad I did because their bowls are so good. They also serve smoothies which I haven't had the pleasure to taste yet but I expect the same kind of quality. I am very partial to the Bruin Bowl and the Dragonfruit Bowl.

7. BJs

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They have $3 Pizookies on Tuesday.

I am always there on Tuesday.

Are these two facts connected? Maybe.

What can I say? I just love the restaurants here.

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