‘Roseanne’ Canceled after Racist Rant

‘Roseanne’ Canceled after Racist Rant

 
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By Joanne Rosa

UPDATED: Roseanne was back on Twitter last night. She wrote, “Don’t feel sorry for me guys. I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.” She later blamed the whole ordeal all on ambien.


Less than six months after Roseanne rebooted on ABC with record breaking ratings, ABC canceled the show. The cancelation comes just hours after Roseanne Barr’s racially fueled Twitter rant this morning.

In one of Roseanne’s tweets, which has since been deleted, she wrote, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” VJ stands for Valeria Jarrett, a former senior aide to President Obama.

Shortly after Roseanne’s racist tweet, consulting producer Wanda Sykes said she wouldn’t be returning to Roseanne. Roseanne’s TV daughter Sara Gilbert said “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”

It didn’t take long for ABC to cancel the show, which was recently renewed for a second season. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

Roseanne apologized on Twitter, after the backlash this morning. “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.” The comedienne also said she was “leaving Twitter.”

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