FROM THE ABC ENTERTAINMENT PRESIDENT:
ABC has canceled “Roseanne” after Roseanne Barr’s racially charged tweet about Valerie Jarrett Monday morning.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap on Tuesday.
“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr said earlier on Tuesday in response to a Twitter thread about Jarrett, a former adviser to Barack Obama.
The Tweet that canceled the Roseanne show (well Roseanne did it) and what her cast members are saying.
Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
The irony of this tweet below is crazy!!!!
It’s ironic, I was working on a spec script for @therealroseanne where after knee surgery she’s bed bound, opens a twitter account and ruins her families life with her political views lol pic.twitter.com/IFkRDPTCex— Michael Green (@Lyricoldrap) May 29, 2018
Fox News Defends Roseanne