Weekly Round-Up By Lara Livingstone
Look Out For……More Drama At Facebook !
The Daily Mail has started the week as they mean to go on – wildly hysterical !
REVEALED: Facebook let SIXTY companies, including Apple and Amazon, have ‘deep access personal data about users and their friends – and the controversial deals are STILL in place’
Will wait to see how this story unfolds……
So the biggest story of the last week has been the cancellation of ratings juggernaut Roseanne due to a racist tweet from its star and creator Roseanne Barr.
The tweet in which Roseanne compared ex Obama advisor administrator Valerie Jarrett to an ape
“Muslim brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby +vj”
Her tweet, marrying the historical racial taunt of comparing black people to animals, in particular monkeys and apes, with the classification of Ms Jarrett who is a woman of colour
Then suggesting her affiliation with a political group, that was founded on the belief that Islam is not just simply a religion, but a way of life and advocates a return to a life governed by the Koran for helping families, communities and the state: due to her growing up in Iran, was a bridge too for the home of Roseanne ABC.
Her tweet was widely condemned across social media and even before the show was cancelled by ABC, consulting producer to the show Wanda Skyes announced she would not be returning to the show for a second season.
Just a few short hours later, ABC pulled the plug. Their statement issued by Channing Duney, President of ABC Entertainment stated:
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.
Barr’s comments were the last straw following years of controversial comments by her and I sincerely hope that this is the final nail in the coffin of her formerly glorious career.
The Parent Trap
There comes a time in every parents lives when they heave a large sigh of relief, when the rose coloured glasses fall from their children’s eyes, as they finally realise that the person they are dating is a wrong ‘un.
The child in question is Sofie Richie, daughter of soul legend Lionel Richie, who having discovered her 35 year old father of 3 lover, Scott Disick cheated on her, has finally decided to call time on this age inappropriate car crash.
It has been widely wondered whether Richie’s “wait until she comes to her senses” fatherhood stance, would end favourabl. For now we like Lionel can only cross our fingers and hope for the best.