Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Business | By Pearl Harrison

Roseanne Barr Says She 'Begged' ABC Not to Cancel Her Show

Roseanne Barr Says She 'Begged' ABC Not to Cancel Her Show

In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman appear in a scene from the reboot of "Roseanne".

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted: "Thank you, @ABCNetwork for doing the right thing and for showing people that bigotry and racism has consequences".

Barr also tweeted at former fellow cast member Michael Fishman, who played her son on the show: "You throw me under the bus. nice!"

Trump wrote that Iger never called him to apologize for "the terrible statements" that have been said about him on ABC. Series creator and star, Roseanne Barr took to social media to make a racist comment about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, which has since been deleted.

Barr's agent also dropped her and several services pulled "Roseanne" reruns. "She reached down the barrel for one of the most evil stereotypes there is". ABC said, "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values and we have chose to cancel her show".

Barr's post-firing tweets included an apology to those who lost their jobs because of her words, but her choice of retweets struck a defiant tone. If you remember the show "Duck Dynasty", someone who was a star of that show said something that people thought was homophobic in an interview.


"I don't know anything about it". There aren't a lot of shows like that on TV."Edward Van Dreal, another fan of the show, describes himself as a Trump supporter who switched political parties in 2012".

She cited "ambien tweeting" as an excuse, but added: "i went 2 far & do not want it defended - it was egregious Indefensible".

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", Dungey's statement read. But this isn't over yet."It is possible that a niche broadcaster could pick up "Roseanne".

Tuesday, Dungey issued a statement to USA TODAY denouncing Barr's original tweet and announcing the network's decision not to move forward with the show, which had been approved for another season. "Celebrities depend on a market".

The president's latest missive came a day after he first criticized Iger - the CEO of Disney, ABC's parent company - for apologizing to Valerie Jarrett over a racist tweet from Roseanne Barr, but not apologizing to him.

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