Conservatives on Twitter lashed out following the swift cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s hit ABC program after here racist tweet, citing a double-standard in entertainment for those who are conservative or support President Trump.
The right-leaning critics took particular aim at ESPN’s decision to hire Keith Olbermann and MSNBC’s continued employment of Joy Reid. Both have made provocative comments in the past.
ABC canceled Barr’s show after she wrote a tweet that referred to former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the “The Planet of the Apes” and “the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Olbermann was recently hired by ESPN for the sixth time, signing a new deal earlier this month with the Disney-owned network, which also owns ABC.
Some conservatives on Twitter quickly pointed to Olbermann calling President Trump a Nazi on multiple occasions on social media.
The last thing ABC stands for is supporting someone who tweets awful things… Now over to Keith Olbermann with sports… pic.twitter.com/bEXprawPtJ
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 29, 2018
The irony of Disney canning Roseanne while continuing to employ some of the industries biggest racist and race baiting frauds like Jemele Hill, Bomani Jones, Steve A Smith is not lost on most. Oh and at the same time hiring a scum of a human in Keith Olbermann.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 29, 2018
Like Alec Baldwin, Keith Olbermann, and others, Roseanne Barr has a history of offensive, outrageous, batcrap crazy statements the left ignored. But the moment she was seen as pro-Trump, it became troubling. It should have been all along.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 29, 2018
So ABC/Disney fire Roseanne, but rehire Keith Olbermann? Okay…..
— Mary #FlyTheW (@mchastain81) May 29, 2018
Reid, the host of “AM Joy” on MSNBC, has been at the center of her own controversy after several tweets were unearthed last month that included homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog post.
Reid claimed that the blog was hacked and said the comments, which include expressions of disgust toward men kissing, were fabricated.
Several outlets, most notably the Daily Beast, an online publication that periodically published columns by Reid, could not find any evidence to back Reid’s hacking claim after assigning its own reporters to investigate. The Internet Archive also said on April 24 that it could find no evidence to back up her claim of hacking.
Reid was a co-host of an MSNBC special, “Everyday Racism in America,” on Tuesday night, which sparked the ire of some conservatives on Twitter.
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Source: The Hill