That occurred in the Theatre of Twitter.
As everyone knows, Roseanne Barr posted an oddball negative tweet about former key player in the Obama Administration - Valerie Jarrett. As it was interpreted, it was a racial slur.
Quickly, ABC cancelled what could be thought of as Roseanne 2.0.
What was telling was that the show was popular and was delivering on tons of exposure for the network. The quality of the series was, despite its rawness, right up there with the news David Muir anchors on ABC.
Clearly the message was that the television world was hyper sensitive about political correctness. In another era, Roseanne could have smoothed things over and the show would have gone on.
The lesson, as MarketWatch put it, was: The First Amendment protects your right of expression but not your job. Employers can legally fire employees who issue public statements not aligned with the values of the private enterprise. Those include what is posted in social media.
Now there is no ambiguity that in terms of public communications the employee can never assume his or her behavior is entirely that of a private citizen. In addition, if the employee is a well-known entity everyone knows who the employer is. That association can be shaken off. So, yes, employee, self-censor your public comments if you want to keep your job.
In addition, even before this development, career guide "What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018" has warned: Google is your resume.
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