Roseanne Canceled Due to Roseanne Barr's "Repugnant" Tweet
30 May, 2018, 18:23 | Author: Kristine Mills
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.
In the hours since the cancellation was announced, the fallout for Barr has continued.
ABC responded by canceling her massively successful revival and its Emmy "For Your Consideration" campaign, while talent agency ICM dropped Barr as a client and Viacom networks Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT canceled upcoming reruns of the revival series.
It's a stunning reversal of fortune for a show and an actress whose return to TV had been seen just days ago as proof that broadcast television isn't as dead as everyone seemed to believe.
Born in Shiraz, Iran, Jarrett received her law degree from the University of MI before working as the deputy corporation counsel for finance and development for Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. How's that for irony?
Roseanne Barr, star of the ABC sitcom, wrote in a tweet, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her.
Meanwhile, co-star and executive producer Sara Gilbert, stated: "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable". "Bullies will NEVER win". "Nothing good has come of this entire thing". "But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?" Our goal was to promote constructive discussion about the issues that divide us.
Several minutes prior to the post, she shared a similar sentiment regarding her desire for fans not to stick up for her, despite the fact that she appreciates their efforts. Today my words caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs. - Josh Gad, via Twitter. Apology not accepted. Show canceled.
"But honestly she got what she deserved".
"I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but.don't defend it please".
"It's not surprising that Disney made the decision; they had no choice", Brad Adgate, an independent media consultant, told FOX Business. ABC execs finally realized it was bad for business to be employing a viral, virulent racist.
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