Monday, 18 June, 2018

'Roseanne' Canceled After Star's Racist Tweets

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter rant Roseanne Barr Returns to Twitter with More Apologies: 'I Gave Them the Weapon to Kill Me'
Ginger Lopez | 30 May, 2018, 19:11

Roseanne Barr lashed out at her sitcom son Wednesday for throwing her "under the bus" - after he "vehemently" condemned her racist tweetstorm.

'As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I was told it was cancelled.

During the "Everyday Racism in America" town hall Tuesday, Jarrett addressed the issue at hand and shared how Iger reached out to her amid the controversy.

Jarrett was the subject of a since-deleted racist tweet by comedian Roseanne Barr.

Barr had sparked outrage on Tuesday by suggesting that Jarrett, who was born in Iran and is African American, was the product of the "muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes" having "a baby".

"I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed". She has also been dropped by her talent agency. "It just shocked me a bit", she wrote. It was 2 in the morning and i was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious indefensible.

Oddly, she later deleted all of her references to the medication.

Sanofi, the company that makes Ambien, rebuffed the assertion Wednesday on Twitter.




A lot of Twitter users didn't believe her Ambien-tweeting explanation, either. I will handle my sadness the way I want to. "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse". In a statement on Tuesday, Dungey said that the network would not be producing the show's second season. After co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman tweeted their own condemnation of the tweets, Roseanne fired back.

"I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME".

Her Twitter account had a manic feel throughout the morning.

During this all, Barr also retweeted a number of offensive posts in hopes of showing that it was her politics that ultimately led to her termination.

Actor Tom Arnold, Barr's ex-husband, who played Arnie Thomas in the original Roseanne series, also weighed in. "I'm not a censor and they have the right to do what they wish".

"You don't have to look at the faces you're attacking", she added. She criticized Democratic financier George Soros and tweeted that Chelsea Clinton was "Chelsea Soros Clinton", implying she was married to a nephew of Soros.

Oh yeah, now Barr says she is being bullied. However, even if another network would be interested in picking up Roseanne, it doesn't seem likely that the entire cast would be on board to return.

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