ABC has canceled the Roseanne show after the actress and star of the show went on a racist Twitter rant recently. Does this surprise you? If it does, you’re obviously of an age where you’re just now being introduced to Roseanne Barr. Put all of the Trump-supporting stuff to the side for a second. Roseanne Barr has always been, what can best be described as unhinged. Making racist, or “could be viewed as racist” comments are not anything new for Roseanne Barr. Her show was once on ABC for a time back in the 90’s. The show was mildly successful, but Roseanne was an issue for the network even way back then. ABC was probably trying to figure out if the risk was worth the reward……way back then. Roseanne may have been out of the public eye for a little while, but if you follow her on Twitter, you know that she has not changed. Not one bit. It boggles the mind that today, in this day and age that is a lot less tolerant of the type of behavior displayed by the Rosanne Barr’s of the world on an every day basis, than it was in the 90’s, ABC would think that it was a good idea to reboot the show in the first place? I ask ABC this question…..are you really surprised???
CNN (@cnn) reports, ABC canceled its hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday after the show’s biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel the show.” ABC said in a statement this afternoon. Once again I ask, ABC, are you really surprised? Really?
The cancellation comes just months after the show premiered to huge ratings. Barr had previously apologized and said she was leaving Twitter. One of the show’s consulting producers, comedian, Wanda Sykes, said she would not be returning to the show, even before ABC’s announcement of the cancellation this afternoon. The Tweets that caused the controversy are now deleted, but they pertained to top former Aide to Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett. Barr called her an “ape” and made other derogatory comments about Jarrett’s appearance.
Outside of being an ignoramis who tweets racist, homophobic, and just mean things on a regular basis, Roseanne Barr is also a very selfish person. She had to know that her actions would effect the other members of the cast. She didn’t even care. Because of her not being capable of carrying herself like an adult, many people involved in the show are now unemployed. Sara Gilbert who plays Barr’s daughter on the show had this to say about her tv mom’s comments.
“The comments are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with the show. This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love. One that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.”
You know, I want to feel sorry for the cast. I really do. I mean, it’s not like you can blame them for Roseanne’s actions……BUT, I have to ask members of the cast of the show….ARE YOU REALLY SURPRISED??? REALLY?