Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweets

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweets

The former White House advisor, who was the subject of the sitcom star's racist tweet on Tuesday, May 29, spoke out after Roseanne was cancelled amid the backlash.

ABC Entertainment's president said the network has chose to cancel the reboot of her show.

Barr, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump wrote in a tweet, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

Speaking to the tension caused by the tweets - and that was perhaps present on the set of Roseanne - show cast member Emma Kenney (she played Darlene's daughter, Harris) tweeted - then deleted - some cutting shade: "Bullies do not win".

Denunciation for Barr's tweet came quickly, with Roseanne writer Wanda Sykes announcing she was leaving the show and co-star/executive producer Sara Gilbert calling Barr's tweet "abhorrent" and saying Barr does not speak for the rest of the cast and crew.

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Since the stunning cancellation, celebrities have weighed in on the decision, including Shonda Rhimes, who's had multiple hit shows on ABC, including Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.

A source told Radar exclusively that Gilbert, 43, who starred on the show as well as served as an executive producer, is "glad" Barr "is finally getting what she deserved a long time ago". 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", she said. "We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning", said a memo to company employees, according to the entertainment site.

She also tweeted that she was quitting the social media platform, writing: "I apologize [sic]".

Barr recently shared how excited she was to get a phone call from the president congratulating the show's successful return in March. "The words of one person do not exemplify the thinking of all involved".

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