Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

White House sides with Roseanne after show is cancelled over racist tweet

Roseanne’ Canceled by ABC After Roseanne Barr’s ‘Repugnant’ Comments Network President SaysMore Roseanne’ Canceled by ABC After Roseanne Barr’s ‘Repugnant’ Comments Network President SaysMore
Lora Ball | 31 May, 2018, 20:34

Unfortunately, the president did not elaborate on which of ABC's "HORRIBLE statements" he's referring to; however, Trump has repeatedly had issues with the network, as is well documented on Twitter. One is the standards people have for today's celebrities: "A celebrity like Roseanne, you might think her career's over - but look at the time we live in", Smith said, pointing to Mel Gibson's successful showbiz rehabilitation years after his anti-Semitic rant.

Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT will all cease broadcasting episodes of the show following Roseanne Barr's racist and antisemitic tweets that resulted in ABC cancelling the reboot.

"It's a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do", Arnold said.

Rosanne Barr is blaming the sleep aid drug Ambien for the reason she compared former Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett, to the offspring of apes. Rather than judging Roseanne the show based on what the star was like off camera, I chose to judge the sitcom by what I saw on the screen - separating the art from the artist, and all that. Barr also made another apology late Tuesday. According to Goldderby, Roseanne has been submitted for Emmys' top categories, including Best Comedy, Best Actress (for Barr), Best Actor (for John Goodman), Best Supporting Actress (Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf) and others. Although Roseanne did go on to apologize to Valerie and fans, the apology wasn't enough to fix the damage that had been done.

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"Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me", she wrote in another post. While she initially apologized for her comments, she then started retweeting several supporters who believe she was singled out for being a Trump supporter. Do you ever tweet when you've been drinking?' he said.

"It's interesting because it's not the first time that she has ever said really ignorant or just completely fabricated things on social media".

Despite her insistence that her followers not defend the tweet, Barr on Wednesday morning retweeted a number of conservative users who suggested that liberal commentators should be fired for making insensitive jokes about President Trump, seeming to point to a double standard in Barr's firing. I suppose my biggest mistake, when writing about the revival, was not taking those past tweets - conspiracy theories, pro-Trump lies, ignorant attacks on school shooting survivors - seriously enough. So much of our national dialogue is reduced to what's said on Twitter.

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