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ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’

The Alphabet Net Reacts Immediately to the Sitcom Star's Twitter Rant

ABC has put an end to its mega-successful revival of sitcom “Roseanne” after its star when on an unexpected Twitter rant this morning. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey in a statement.

Earlier today Roseanne Barr sent  a politically charged tweet linking Chelsea Clinton to liberal donor George Soros and a racially charged tweet saying former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me — my joke was in bad taste,”
Roseanne later tweeted, after writing she was quitting Twitter.

Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer on the show, immediately quit. Social media, meanwhile, immediately lit up with criticism of both Barr and ABC, with some calling on the network to either suspend the star, or cancel her show. ABC chose the latter and has not announced what will now anchor Tuesday next season.

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  1. I feel sorry for the cast and crew. All those people lost their jobs because of her idiocy.

  2. Change the name of the show from “Roseanne” to “The Conner Family” and kill off Roseanne Conner. John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert can carry it without her. Remember when NBC kept “Valerie” alive after Valerie Harper exited?

  3. I’m sorry I’m not cancelling a show because of some PC bull. Well, there goes ABC Tuesdays future right there.

    You know who should make a call? Yep, that’s right FOX who just revived LMS for not being PC. There’s no way I would allow this show to be dead.

  4. I had no plans to watch Season 2 anyway. The only two that made me laugh at all were the characters of Becky and Darlene. As a whole, I just didn’t find the show very funny and I was a fan of the original. I feel bad for the rest of the actors who lost this job.

  5. Wow! I feel bad too for all of the other actors losing their jobs because of Roseanne. She should pay their season 2 salaries that they won’t be getting.

  6. Feel sorry for the cast & crew I think they could have kept the show and just fired Roseanne which was a tasteless joke in very poor taste. I didn’t watch the show so no lose for me.

  7. So sick of these cry babies. I hope FOX or another network picks it up. I doubt that will happen as no one will have the balls to do it. ABC and Tuesday nights on their network will bomb again. I predict below 0.9 for the 18 – 49 Demo and no higher than 4 million viewers.