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Roseanne Just Lost Everything, and It's All Her Fault

Freedom of speech does not equal freedom from consequences.
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Prior to May 29th of 2017, Roseanne Barr had it good.

She had just revived her show "Roseanne," which was welcomed back with massive ratings.The revival was so successful, that ABC had renewed the show for another season. On top of that, the success of the revived show made her quite an influential voice. By making her character a supporter of President Donald Trump (reflecting her real-life support for him), Roseanne was praised for giving conservatives a prominent voice in an overwhelmingly liberal entertainment industry.

But then, she remembered she is Roseanne Barr.

Roseanne took to Twitter that fateful Tuesday morning to pick a fight with Valerie Jarrett, who was an adviser to former President Barack Obama. In her infamous tweet, Roseanne called Jarrett the result of when the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes have a baby. The backlash against Roseanne's blatantly racist comment was swift, which culminated in "Roseanne" being canceled. After an initial apology, Roseanne (and a group of conservatives that includes Trump himself) has tried to make herself the victim in this situation. Her Twitter feed has seen her blame everything from Ambien to a supposed suppression of her First Amendment rights.

However, it simply cannot be denied that Roseanne has no one to blame for her sudden fall from grace but herself.

Roseanne has been a controversial figure for decades. Among her most controversial acts include dressing up as Hitler taking out "Jew cookies" out of an oven, endorsing 9/11 truther conspiracies, and shrieking her way through a rendition of the National Anthem as a joke (which makes conservatives' embracement of her all the more ironic, given their general view on the NFL protests). Roseanne's tweet about Valerie Jarrett wasn't even the first time she made a racially charged comment about a member of Barack Obama's administration. Back in 2013, Roseanne called Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice a "man with swinging ape balls."

On top of her controversial reputation, Roseanne can't blame ABC for its supposed liberal bias. Her conservative views were actually the reason why ABC revived "Roseanne" in the first place. ABC realized that the "Trump demographic," a group of people who feel mocked and dismissed by Hollywood, would passionately support a show that portrayed them in a positive light. If ABC really had it out for Roseanne because her conservative views, they would've never even entertained the thought of reviving the show. Plus, ABC knew exactly the kind of person Roseanne was, controversies and all, and brought her on board anyway.

Roseanne Barr had the world at her fingertips. She benefited from a network that was willing to overlook her history of controversy and an audience ready to latch on to any prominent celebrity that shared their viewpoints. However, she insisted on maintaining a personality that always ran the risk of her going one step too far. When that moment finally happened, she got what she deserved.

Roseanne and her defenders can cry free speech and what-about-isms all they want. It doesn't change the fact that she and hundreds of other people just lost their jobs, and its all her fault.

While we're talking about revivals, if a major network can revive "Drake and Josh," that would be great.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

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If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...


1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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