“Roseanne” Axed After “Repugnant” Tweet


Source: ABC

ABC has cancelled Roseanne following Roseanne Barr’s racially charged tweet aimed at former Barack Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett.

In the tweet, Roseanne took aim at Jarrett by tweeting, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” in a Twitter thread about Jarrett.

The tweet caused immediate backlash on Twitter, with Roseanne issuing an apology saying, “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and all Americans. I am truly sorry for making bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me – my joke was in bad taste.”

ABC has decided to pull the plug on the show, with ABC’s entertainment president Channing Dungey telling The Wrap, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values and we have decided to cancel her show.”

Roseanne star Sarah Gilbert took to Twitter to share her views on the situation, tweeting, “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs or our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”

“This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love – one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.”