A few days back, Roseanne Barr made a racist tweet about the former US president Barack Obama. But Barr paid a heavy price for this tweet as ABC canceled Roseanne. While giving an interview, Channing Dungey, the president of ABC entertainment said that the channel would not air the shows from the 2nd season.
While talking to the Fox News, Dungey further said that the tweet made by Barr is inconsistent and the channel administration completely condemns it. Dungey further said that they have decided to cancel Barr’s show ‘Roseanne’.
On Tuesday, Roseanne was scheduled to be aired but instead ‘The Middle’ was aired by the channel. Barr’s representatives were asked to comment on the situation, but none of them agreed to comment. The troubles did not end here for Barr as her partnership with a talent agency ICM Partners was also canceled.
These decisions came after Barr went into emergency mode and made two tweets – in the first tweet she linked Chelsea Clinton to liberal donor George Soros and in the second racist tweet she called Jarret a Muslim Brotherhood. After making the second tweet, Barr went into apologetic mode as she apologized to Jarret and to all US citizens.
In her apology, Barr said that she was extremely sorry about the bad jokes she made about her looks and politics. She said in her last Tweet as she told that she was quitting Twitter. But her Twitter account remains deactivated for only a short period of time and then she came back with an older tweet in which a highly positive review about Roseanne was written by The New York Times.
Jarrett did not hold back and said in a Tweet that the comments made by Barr were influenced by Trump’s support. Jarrett’s tweet was published by 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
BREAKING: @ValerieJarrett responds to Roseanne Barr's tweet. See more tonight at 9PM ET as @chrislhayes & @JoyAnnReid host @MSNBC’s town hall tonight to discuss #EverydayRacism in America. pic.twitter.com/8rQqnKX8fU
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) May 29, 2018
In that tweet, Jarret said that every US citizen looks towards the president as he is representing us at the international level. She further said that there is an individual responsibility of every US citizen which we often forget. The US government would be as good as we would want it to be, Jarret added.
While gesturing towards Al Sharpton, Jarret said that reverend always taught her that the people outside always listen while the people inside always have to push hard. The co-star of Barr, Sara Gilbert showed her disappointment over the tweet made by Barr. She expressed her emotions in a tweet in which she said that the recent comments made by Barr about Valerie Jarrett are inconsistent and had nothing to do with the team of their show. Gilbert made the tweet just before ABC fired Barr. Gilbert further said that she was very disappointed over Barr’s comments.
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
Another co-star of Barr, Emma Kinney used Twitter as a platform to show her disappointment over Barr’s comments. Kinney said that she was going to leave ‘Roseanne’ before it was canceled. She further said that she was embarrassed by what Barr said about Jarret.
I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable.
— Emma Kenney (@EmmaRoseKenney) May 29, 2018
Michael Fishman, the star of Original Star tweeted a lengthy message about Barr’s comments.
— Michael Fishman (@ReelMFishman) May 29, 2018
Wanda Sykes, the consulting producer quit the show hours before it was canceled by the president of ABC entertainment. In a tweet made by Sykes, she said that she would not return to the show again.
I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC.
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 29, 2018
Many people claiming that the reason for the show’s success was the pro-Trump stance. Barr’s comments have pushed the ABC channel into jeopardy. Back in April, in ‘The Tonight Show’, Barr opened up about her backlash with Jimmy Fallon. While speaking to Fallon, Barr said that people are mad about that but she did not care about Fallon.
Barr has openly confessed about her support for the president Trump many times. During 2016 elections, Barr said everyone has a choice and everyone has a right to choose the best according to the conscience. She further said that this is America and everyone has a freedom here. She said that she wants to see a change from top to bottom and she will not let anybody down. Back in March, ABC announced that the coming reboot’s season will comprise of 13 new episodes but the channel did not set air date.