ABC Gambled With 'Roseanne' Despite The Glaring Warning Signs of Racism

01 June, 2018, 15:35 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • President Trump on Thursday spoke out for the first time about ABC’s cancellation of “Roseanne,” knocking the network for not apologizing in other instances where people connected to ABC have made anti Trump comments

After Roseanne was canceled, Barr seemed remorseful, telling her fans, "don't defend me, it's sweet of you 2 try, but.losing my show is 0 compared 2 being labelled a racist over one tweet-that I regret even more". "I would rather say nothing than to cause more trouble".

There has been a ton of reactions to U.S. network ABC's decision to cancel its popular sitcom Roseanne after its star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted a racist comment about former Barack Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett.

He said he doesn't know anything about Barr's tweets, including one that featured a racial slur against Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama. Barr later apologized for her words, but she's also defended them, claiming that her remarks were the result of late-night tweeting while on Ambien.

She also retweeted several messages complaining that ABC's decision was political and wondering why they hadn't axed performers who had said bad things about Donald Trump.

Barr, a prominent supporter of President Trump, retweeted an image questioning why some people thinkit's OK to ridicule him as an ape, but not Jarrett. ABC canceled the show hours later on Tuesday. "Maybe I just didn't get the call?"


In an interview with CNN, Arnold said: "I figured someone would take her phone away or monitor that, because it's risky when you have that much (advertising) money on a show", Arnold said.

Trump did not directly comment on the controversy or on ABC's decision, instead saying ABC and Disney CEO Bob Iger have never apologized for what the president said were "HORRIBLE statements" made about him on the network. "I've been up there 12 times already and if I don't get one by now, I'm not gonna get one".

Barr's response to some of the other cast members' reactions were not so kind.

Similarly, when Barr's onscreen son Michael Fishman condemned her behaviour, she wrote back, "You throw me under the bus".

"The Mindy Project" star Kaling asked Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, who plays Roseanne's spunky sister Jackie, to let her write things for them. In comparison, TBS can give Samantha Bee a looser leash, because they get revenue from both subscriber fees and advertising. "I think that we have a lot bigger things going on in the country right now". "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible". Please take a breath and remember that mental health issues are real.

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