'Roseanne' Canceled By Disney's ABC After Star's Racist Tweet

Valerie Jarrett speaks onstage during the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards in September

Roseanne Barr quits Twitter after Jarrett post called racist | Media

She said, "I'm sorry 4 my tweet", but also wrote, "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse". The backlash on Twitter followed nearly immediately. She has since apologized, but soon after, her ABC show was canceled and she was dropped by her agency. She continued asking others not to defend her. I apologise to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans.

Barr was resoundingly condemned Tuesday, including from many who helped make her show successful.

After actress Roseanne Barr partly blamed Ambien for the tweet that led to her show's cancellation, the maker of the insomnia drug quickly retorted that "racism is not a known side effect".

The original Roseanne ran from 1988 to 1997, featuring a blue-collar family, the Conners, with overweight parents struggling to get by. It was praised for its realistic portrayal of working-class life.

The "Roseanne" reboot on ABC drew 25 million viewers its first week. It was among the most-watched television shows in the United States during its nine seasons. Markets were down sharply overall on concerns about political instability in Italy.

Jarrett revealed that Disney CEO Bob Iger reached out to her to apologize before ABC, which is owned by Disney, pulled the plug on Roseanne. That's not what he's spending his time on.

"I think Joe Rogan is right about ambien". That must be what the cast of ABC's revived Roseanne are thinking of right now.

Then, Barr seemed to defend herself, or at least try to explain why she acted the way she did.

While others thought the initial silence from ABC meant it might not discipline Barr, the silence had me wondering if it was considering canceling the show and trying to evaluate how President Trump - who Barr champions - and the show's fans would react to it.

It was the Twitter account for The 11th Hour With Brian Williams that shared the news and the tweet also included a vid of Jarrett addressing Roseanne's scandalous post.

Tuesday morning comedian Wanda Sykes, was the show's consulting producer, tweeted that she would not be returning to Roseanne.

"We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning", according to an internal memo sent to ICM employees that The Hollywood Reporter obtained.

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