White House says Trump is not defending Barr

Roseanne Barr attends the premiere of Roseanne which has been cancelled by ABC | Alberto E. Rodriguez  Getty Images

Roseanne Barr attends the premiere of Roseanne which has been cancelled by ABC | Alberto E. Rodriguez Getty Images

Jarrett said Iger called her on Tuesday before announcing that ABC, which is owned by Disney, was pulling the plug on the show.

Wednesday evening, Barr, 65, tweeted of fellow co-stars Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, "I just wish ABC had not thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me-Laurie and John".

This is his second tweet on the controversy surrounding Barr. But after Barr's tweet that likened Jarrett, who is black, to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes, ABC canceled the show in a one-sentence statement from network entertainment president Channing Dungey.

The tweets were branded "racist" and "abhorrent", with ABC Entertainment swiftly axing the reboot of Roseanne.

One person who claims he saw Roseanne Barr's Twitter scandal coming is her ex-husband, Tom Arnold. She has since said that she took sleeping tablets before sending the tweet and that they were the reason for her weird behaviour.

"I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be", she also wrote. "I am exhausted of being smeared-over a stupid mistake erasing 30 yrs of activism".

Barr, who deleted the post and tweeted an apology, has since gone on the defensive, issuing angry tweets and calling for more followers to defend her. Roseanne clapped back at Fishman by stating, "I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME".

"I think you could tell equally compelling stories without [Roseanne]", Smith said.

Trump wrote that Iger never called him to apologize for "the terrible statements" that have been said about him on ABC.

"I was not surprised that what went down and that the show was cancelled", he said on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360.

Barr was sacked after she sent a series of racist tweets Tuesday about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama. "Maybe I just didn't get the call?"

Reruns on Hulu, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT have also been pulled from the air and Barr was dropped from her talent agency ICM.

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. "I begged them not to cancel the show".

On his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan shared a similar sentiment on Wednesday, saying Barr had recently confided in him that the show was putting her under major stress, saying, "I need to adjust my meds, I'm not thinking straight".

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