Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

‘Roseanne’ Canceled by ABC After Star Makes Racial Slur

Roseanne Slammed for Valerie Jarrett Tweet ‘What a Racist Way to Start the Day’More Roseanne Slammed for Valerie Jarrett Tweet ‘What a Racist Way to Start the Day’More
Lora Ball | 30 May, 2018, 07:12

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show", ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey told Fox News in a statement Tuesday.

Iger's statement came just a few minutes after ABC President Channing Dungey announced the rebooted sitcom was canceled in a statement calling Barr's tweets "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". This week she repeatedly attacked prominent Democrats. She also said she would leave Twitter following the comments. She replied to CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski and said it was "a joke".

'I apologise. I am now leaving Twitter'.

She later apologized "for making a bad joke". Or every black parent I know who has a boy who has to sit down and have a conversation, "the talk" as we call it. "Forgive me- my joke was in bad taste". Barr later deleted it and said she was sorry.

Meanwhile, Barr's co-workers spoke out against her on social media.

In public comments, Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president, had sought to position the show as an attempt to bridge a gap between the American viewing public and the coastal power centers that determined its choices. President Trump called Barr to congratulate her after the first episode of the reboot scored record ratings.

The executives want Barr to focus on her show.

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The show returned in March after over 20 years to over 18 million viewers for its combined two-episode premiere . Campaigns had also been launched on social media to pressure advertisers to drop their support for the sitcom.

The header atop the page identifies Barr as a presidential candidate under the Peace and Freedom Party banner.

Some conspiracy theorists claim that Soros, the billionaire and left-leaning donor, was a Nazi collaborator or a member of the SS - a rumor that has been debunked.

Shortly after, Barr apologised for the remarks. "And as [the reverend] always taught me, you have to be - people on the inside have to push hard and people on the outside have to listen".

"I'm fine", she added. That is a reference to George Soros, the billionaire who has helped fund progressive causes. Barr's Twitter account was still active as of noon ET on Tuesday.

Hulu announced on Tuesday that they will be standing by ABC and won't make episodes of the revamped sitcom available to watch. "Even in the Age of Trump, there are red lines that can never be crossed".

"Thank you, @ABCNetwork. You did the right thing", tweeted Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).

".@ABC, how desperate are you to profit from Roseanne's racism? I think we have a lot bigger things going on in the country right now, certainly, that the president is spending his time on". "This apology is meaningless".

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