ABC Cancels Roseanne – Controversial Tweet Creates Giant National Firestorm

Well, that didn’t take long.  It has just been a handful of weeks since Roseanne’s triumphant return to television took the nation by storm, and now her show has been canceled.  This is how the Hollywood Reporter summarized this stunning turn of events…

ABC, in a stunning move, has decided to cancel its Roseanne revival following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet Tuesday.

“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 Tuesday.
Early Tuesday, star, head writer and executive producer Barr attacked Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, in a since-deleted tweet in which she said “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr subsequently apologized: “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.”

It is also being reported that reruns of the old show are being canceled all over cable television.

In this day and age, you have to be very careful what you put on social media, because a single bad post can literally change your life overnight.

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