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ABC cancels &#039Roseanne&#039 right after Barr&#039s racist tweet


ABC cancels &#039Roseanne&#039 following Barr&#039s racist tweet

Just hours right after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former President Obama’s aide Valerie Jarrett, her wildly popular reboot of &quotRoseanne&quot was provided the boot.

ABC Entertainment President&nbspChanning Dungey mentioned in a statement on Tuesday that the network would not be producing the show’s second season.

&quotRoseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,&quot Dungey told Fox News.

Tuesday&rsquos scheduled &ldquoRoseanne&rdquo rerun was replaced with a rerun of &ldquoThe Middle.&rdquo

A rep for Barr did not return Fox News’ request for comment. She was also dropped from her talent agency, ICM Partners.&nbsp

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ROSEANNE BARR, JOHN GOODMAN

Roseanne Barr and her on-screen husband John Goodman in “Roseanne.”

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The news comes after Barr went into emergency harm-control mode following a politically charged tweet she sent linking Chelsea Clinton to liberal donor George Soros and a racially charged tweet saying Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the &quotmuslim brotherhood &amp planet of the apes had a child.&quot

The latter led to an virtually instant mea culpa, and a vow to by no means tweet again.

&quotI apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am genuinely sorry for making a negative joke about her politics and her appears. I should have recognized much better. Forgive me &mdash my joke was in undesirable taste,&quot she tweeted, after writing she was quitting Twitter.

Her account was deactivated for a period of time, just before reappearing with an old tweet with a glowing New York Times review of her hugely rated &quotRoseanne&quot reboot pinned to the leading of her Twitter feed.

In an MSNBC town-hall clip tweeted out by &quot11th Hour with Brian Williams,&quot Jarrett responded to the backlash noting Roseanne’s support of Donald Trump may well be to blame for her inflammatory comments.

&ldquoTone does commence at the leading and we like to appear up to our president and feel as although he reflects the values of our country, but I also consider every single person citizen has a duty as well. And it&rsquos up to all of us to push back. Our government is only going to be as good as we make it,&quot she says in the clip just before gesturing to Al Sharpton. &quotAs reverend often taught me, folks on the inside have to push challenging and people on the outdoors have to listen.&quot

Barr’s co-star Sara Gilbert shared her disappointment in the comedian’s tweet.

&quotRoseanne&rsquos current comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so a lot more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or any individual associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,&quot Gilbert tweeted just before ABC axed the show.

&quotRoseanne&quot star Emma Kinney also chimed in on Twitter, noting that she was going to leave the show had it not been canceled.

Original series star Michael Fishman tweeted a lengthy statement about the circumstance as nicely.

Consulting producer Wanda Sykes quit the show just hours prior to it was canceled.

Barr’s political views caused a headache for ABC in spite of many crediting the 65-year-old’s pro-Trump stance as the cause for the show’s success.

Barr&nbspopened up about the backlash&nbspover her conservative views to Jimmy Fallon on &quotThe Tonight Show&quot in April.

&ldquoOh yeah, people are mad about that. But you know, I don&rsquot give a f—,&rdquo Barr told Fallon.

Barr has been open about depicting her iconic Tv character as a operating-class Trump supporter.

&ldquoI imply, everybody had to select for themselves, according to their own conscience, who they felt was the lesser of two evils,&rdquo she said of the 2016 election.

&ldquoYou know, everyone chose that, so I&rsquom not going to place anybody down who didn&rsquot vote like me. This is America, it&rsquos a free of charge country, and when you weigh it all collectively, I just felt like we required a entire new thing. All the way. Bottom to best.&rdquo

ABC announced in March that the reboot’s second season will be comprised of 13 new episodes, up from eight in the first installment but no air date was set.&nbsp

After being off the air for more than two decades, the March 27 back-to-back episodes debuted with booming success, coming in with a 5.1 rating in the essential demographic of adults age 18-49 and 18.1 million viewers.

Fox News’ Shira Bush contributed to this report.

You can locate Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.

Published at Tue, 29 Could 2018 20:49:00 +0000


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