GRAND Re-opening, grand closing..and this time-STAY OUT. ABC has AXED ‘Roseanne’ after the star’s RACIST tweet set off a FIRESTORM in the industry and on Twitter!
“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.
Barr apologized before ABC’s statement on Tuesday, saying that her statement suggesting that former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes” was a “joke” that was “in bad taste.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks,” Barr said. “I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”
The “Roseanne” star’s tweet caused swift backlash on Twitter, and consulting producer Wanda Sykes said she would not be returning to the sitcom on Tuesday morning. Executive producer and co-star Sara Gilbert said that Barr’s comments are “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.”
Can’t say I didn’t see this COMING, but good to see ABC swift with the KICK out the DOOR. I am DISAPPOINTED but not SURPRISED. This is not Barr’s FIRST time showing her RACIST side… and probably won’t be the LAST. It just SUCKS for the OTHER stars of the show that have to suffer. The REBOOT was just picked up for SEASON 2.. but that won’t be HAPPENING..at least not on ABC.