How many of you play golf and make a bad shot?
That’s when you want a mulligan. You know, a do-over, another chance.
The past few days I’ve been thinking Roseanne Barr may get a “second chance.” Because when it comes to being racist in this country, there’s a mulligan for some.
Roseanne’s tweet was disgusting, and even though it feels her career is dead, she may really be in a very long coma.
The racist mulligan is real.
We are a country of second acts and reboots, maybe that’s why seeing Roseanne again was such a hit, but when it comes to racism , why do some people get a pass? It’s like we’re tolerant of the intolerant.
Think about it, I don’t think any of the sexual harassers out there are going to get a mulligan, but when it comes to racism, there’s a chance you can erase the damage from a bad moment once you start a redemption tour.
Being racist is unforgivable, but it feels like time can make it unnoticeable. There are long lists of celebs who’ve experienced a racist recovery
That’s why Roseanne may be back.
So, if you ever get a mulligan, remember it’s a gift. A chance to correct a mistake, or a bad tweet. In Roseanne’s case, people would listen to her, and if she actually feels remorseful that could make a difference in a bigger conversation.
But if you don’t take that mulligan seriously— you just look like an idiot missing an opportunity like a real easy golf shot.