'Roseanne' Cancelled After Barr's Racist Tweet

'Roseanne' Cancelled After Barr's Racist Tweet

'Roseanne' Cancelled After Barr's Racist Tweet

Gilbert had called Barr's initial comments "abhorrent", saying they "do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show".

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Earlier in the day, Barr sparked backlash when she tweeted, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

Jarrett, one of the most prominent African American women in politics, was one of President Obama's top aides. "He said he had zero tolerance for that sort of racist, bigoted comment and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling his show and so I appreciate that they did that so swiftly".

"I would hope that she has the character to feel bad for her colleagues..."

Hollywood talent agency ICM said in a statement on Tuesday it will no longer represent Barr.

Viacom-owned TV Land, where Roseanne marathons were a weekend staple, Paramount Television and CMT, were joined by Hulu and digital giant Laff in pulling the shows from their catalogs.

Meanwhile the subject of the tweet, Valerie Jarrett, responded to the controversy on MSNBC.

Roseanne's announcement that she'd be leaving Twitter behind turned out to be untrue. Within minutes of Gilbert's tweets, ABC announced its decision. "It's like he's superman telling normal people to follow his lead".

The original Roseanne ran from 1988 to 1997, and featured a blue-collar family, the Conners, with overweight parents struggling to get by. "Roseanne" averaged 23.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen, making it the most popular show of the year so far.

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The beloved comedy returned to ABC in late March, almost 21 years after its series finale, and was quickly renewed for an 11th season.

The series revival had record ratings. She also apologized to those who lost their jobs because of her, but then later reacted to their posts about her.

In her initial response to that tweet, Barr said, "Wow! unreal".

"No, I understand her position and why she said what she said", Barr said.

Emma Kenney, who plays Darlene's eldest child, Harris Conner-Healy, shared her disapproval.

'I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. Sadly, this is not the first racist outburst by Roseanne.

Writer Danny Zuker also tweeted his disapproval. "It just shocked me a bit", she wrote. "Nauseating to see what she's become", he wrote.

Another since-deleted post asked fans not to defend her, saying "I did something unforgiveable".

"Never apologise @therealroseanne It only encourages the (expletive)".

Roseanne's former co-stars have started speaking out about the show's cancellation and Barr's controversial tweet. "I BLAME MYSELF OK? it's just an explanation not an excuse, Ok, bully?"

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