Last Wednesday, in a conversation with Conan O’Brien, actress Whitney Cummings revealed that a trainee working alongside Roseanne had filed a complaint against her with Human Resources to wish her a Merry Christmas.
Page six reported the story earlier today. When asked what she thought about the holidays, Whitney admitted that one of the most stressful parts about it was the precarious language in addition to shopping.
When she appeared on TBS’s Conan, the actress / comic book revealed that while working on Roseanne, she had been reported by an intern for saying “Merry Christmas”.
O’Brien asked her, “Is this true?” And she told him the story in detail. According to Cummings, she was leaving the building and, while saying goodbye to some of her colleagues, she made a “Merry Christmas” for good measure, however, after her return in January, the human resources department informed her of the trainee’s complaint.
As previously reported, Cummings was on the show, Roseanne, until she finally left. It was even before the show was officially canceled due to Roseanne’s tweets about a former Obama collaborator. The comic said it didn’t even care if they had a good Christmas or not; it was more a formality than anything else.
O’Brien said such a statement would easily trigger or offend people at times like these. In addition, the human resources department informed her of the person’s religious disposition, which was “agnostic”.
You can hear Whitney telling the story herself in the video clip below:
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As noted above, Whitney Cummings was involved in the restart of Roseanne, which was incredibly successful when it was first released.
However, it was later canceled after Roseanne Barr, the show’s creator, described a former collaborator in the Barack Obama administration as a mixture of “planet of the apes” and “Muslim brotherhood”.
Immediately after the tweet was posted on the Internet, Roseanne was canceled. Barr later sold the rights to the TV show so that ABC could continue with a spin-off called The Conners.