Published: Fri, June 01, 2018

See How Roseanne Reacts To Show Cancellation In Her Tweet

See How Roseanne Reacts To Show Cancellation In Her Tweet

The sitcom star had earlier apologized to African-American former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, for what she called a "bad joke". Barr's tweet suggested she was a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and the movie "Planet of the Apes". When many Twitter users pointed out the tweet's racist nature, Barr reacted with another now-deleted tweet and wrote, "Muslims r NOT a race". "I'm anxious about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers that come right to their defense".

However, she later returned to Twitter after the cancellation of her sitcom, angrily adding: "I will handle my sadness the way I want to".

The show's network, ABC, confirmed that they were pulling the plug on the show following her post.

Her comments has sparked outrage, leading to ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey's decision to cancel the show. After co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman tweeted their own condemnation of the tweets, Roseanne fired back. But it was still the most popular scripted show of the year so far, and for ABC to cancel it so abruptly meant Barr's comments finally crossed a line.

Barr also announced that she was leaving Twitter.


After the initial tweet on Tuesday, ABC announced it was cancelling her popular USA television comedy, Roseanne.

Before that, she was retweeting a flood of and fans supporters who have taken to Twitter with a #IStandWithRoseanne campaign demanding people boycott ABC, reinstate the show, and that networks fire other "racist" figures on TV including Joy Behar and Bill Maher.

"We like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country, but I also think every individual citizen has a responsbility, too", Jarrett said.

"This is incredibly sad and hard 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", Skyes tweeted. The reboot's debut episode attracted 27.3 million viewers, including those using on-demand services.

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