[Ed. – It’s OK to say it because it’s a ‘joke.’ Also, blacks can’t be racist.]
A writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, possibly the least funny late night television show in history, used four minutes of air time to rant about the latest episode of Roseanne, pegging the show – and the rest of America – as “racist.”
“Roseanne is back and better than ever – at being racist,” said Amber Ruffin. “In this tired-a** episode, she has Muslim neighbors and she thinks they’re terrorists until they give her their WiFi password, and then she decides that they’re okay and saves them from a different racist person, proving that she is no longer racist.”
Needless to say, Roseanne is a sitcom, not a documentary. It is not to meant portray how people act in the real world. Quite the opposite, actually. This particular episode of the show was designed to be tongue-in-cheek, and to poke fun at people who harbor racial stereotypes. That was the whole point.
That point is lost on Ruffin, though, who went on to speculate what would have happened in the fictional world of a fictional television show had Roseanne’s fictional Muslim neighbors not given her their fictional WiFi password.