Roseanne Barr lashes out at TV son following cancellation

Roseanne Barr lashes out at TV son following cancellation

Roseanne Barr lashes out at TV son following cancellation

ABC has canceled its successful "Roseanne" revival following racist tweets written by its star, Roseanne Barr, and the backlash against the comedian came fast and furious.

And President Donald Trump finally weighed in on the rapidly unfolding controversy Wednesday, questioning why the head of ABC parent company Disney had called Valerie Jarrett — the target of Barrs racist comments — to apologize, when he hadnt received similar treatment.

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, the first African American executive to lead a USA broadcast network, said in a statement. In response, Barr wrote that she "created the platform for inclusivity", and was surprised Fishman would "throw [her] under the bus". Barr said it was the result of "ambien tweeting", a reference to the common sleep aid medication.

"Don't feel sorry for me, guys!", Barr said in a tweet late on Tuesday.

"I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN", Sanders said at the time.

Yet, the comedienne did not appreciate the condemnation she was receiving from her fellow cast members, whom she's known for years. But much of its progress would have been threatened if it looked the other way at Barr's tweet. Barr regularly attacks liberals on Twitter and peddles fringe conspiracy theories.

She also linked former first daughter Chelsea Clinton to billionaire George Soros, who she falsely claimed was a Nazi collaborator. Clinton herself corrected Barr online. Co-star and co-producer Sara Gilbert condemned the comments.

"You fought, built, and designed Roseanne for inclusiveness". The series attracted 18.2 million viewers in its March debut, according to CNN.

The cancellation has no clear precedent in television history, said David Bianculli, professor at Rowan University in New Jersey. Sheen, for one, saw an opportunity in Tuesday's events.

Barr retweeted that, too.

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