Monday, 22 October, 2018

White House sides with Roseanne after show is cancelled over racist tweet

Wanda Sykes Quits 'Roseanne' Reboot, Show Cancelled Following Star's Racist Twitter Post ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter rant
Ivan Hill | 31 May, 2018, 20:17

Barr's Roseanne revival, which had previously been renewed for a second season, was canceled by ABC on Tuesday after Barr insulted former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, suggesting that Jarrett is a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

Opinion writer Roxane Gay wrote in The New York Times Wednesday that ABC did the right in canceling "Roseanne".

If he were in Dungey's position when the rebooted "Roseanne" was being considered - mindful that his job is to produce hits, or it won't be his job much longer - Harbert said he probably would have taken several meetings with Barr to figure out how she was doing.

She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, "Not giving excuses for what I did (tweeted) but I've done weird stuff while on ambien - cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc".

Sara Gilbert, who played Roseanne's onscreen daughter Darlene, wrote that Barr's comments about Jarrett were "abhorrent" and "do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting", she said in one, and added that she had "done weird stuff while on ambien-cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc -" in another.

"Wow! unreal", Barr wrote in response. "It just shocked me a bit, but I indeed f**ked up".

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She tweeted, "guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me".

Later in the interview, he said in regards to the Jarrett tweet, "By the way, this monkey thing is something she's tweeted before about black people". Ancier said ABC probably had a plan in place for that eventuality, given how quickly the show was erased from network web sites. "You throw me under the bus. nice!" He deliberated about it with friends and financiers a year ago, but ultimately decided against a run. It was in your hands from the beginning to the end.

And after blaming the sleep medication for the Twitter rant, Barr also turned to a surprising target - her "Roseanne" team.

The narrator says, "Until you know how Ambien will affect you, you shouldn't drive in urban areas, operate heavy machinery, or visit a Starbucks". "I don't read it".

It advises potential users to talk to their doctors about Ambien, as calls to the police to warn them about "that man who's just standing there alone" may increase during use.

For now, it is not clear what the future of Roseanne is. When asked about it, Goodman said "I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway".

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