Roseanne Barr has been dropped by her network, representatives and lost her flagship show, but the disgraced comedian and actress is continuing to burn bridges. But just like he did when it came to Charlottesville, Donald Trump bypassed the obvious answer - condemning Barr's racist tweet - and opted for something more convoluted and MUCH less appropriate.
"I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment", Jarrett said "I'm fine".
Disney CEO Bob Iger also personally called Valerie Jarrett to apologize and tell her that Disney and ABC in no way condone Barr's comments. Just before he gets in the auto, however, John gives his take on the recent controversy.
Complicating matters, however, is that Barr would benefit financially from a direct continuation of the show that she created, EW pointed out.
Executives at ABC are looking into whether they can salvage the hit family sitcom with a new series featuring the show's remaining actors.
The tweet appeared to be in reference to former President Obama's aide, Valerie Jarrett, as well as former first lady Michelle Obama and liberal donor George Soros.
"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show", ABC Entertainment's president, Channing Dungey, said in a statement. Jarrett, who is African-American and was born in Shiraz, Iran, is neither Muslim nor a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
She also retweeted a long post by Michael Fishman, who played her son, D.J. In his tweet, the actor bemoaned the impact of Barr's words on the cast and crew and said the show's story lines were often about inclusiveness. She even said the support she's gotten from like-minded people had made her consider "fighting back".
Despite defenses from TV show hosts that equate "being a racist" with "having mental health issues" in a way that's quite offensive to people with mental health issues who nevertheless don't tweet racist things.
That being said, it sounds like Roseanne Barr is "forgiving" the two for not supporting her through it all and instead, separating themselves from her....or something! "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication".
"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", Goodman continued. Drug manufacturer Sanofi joined in too.