Roseanne Barr Begged ABC to Save Show, Thought Jarrett Was White

07 June, 2018, 16:43 | Author: Corey Lynch
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One of the second-day narratives that began to emerge after ABC canceled Roseanne Barr's sitcom was that the comedian was the victim of "one bad tweet". They do it because we have a white trash racist president.

ABC canceled "Roseanne" after Barr, a Trump supporter and the show's main star, made a racist reference to former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett on Twitter.

The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that "racism is not a known side effect" after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel her show.

Barr still claims she was just joking when she compared Jarrett to "Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

Emma Kenney is no longer a star on Roseanne, but the teen actress seems to have fond memories of her brief time on the ABC reboot.




Shortly thereafter, her agency, ICM Partners, dropped Barr as a client, and Viacom networks pulled reruns of her show off the air.

Barr ended her most recent string of tweets by writing, "I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation".

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.

It was something rare in today's U.S. entertainment: a depiction of an extended working class family, including supporters of President Trump. With that in mind, there would need to be a new show with enough differences to avoid a lawsuit ... while also still being similar enough to attract some diehard fans of Roseanne.

Goodman, who lives in New Orleans and played Dan Conner on the show, told ET Online that "everything's fine", but noted that he would "rather say nothing than to cause more trouble". After Sara and Michael slammed her social media activity, she tweeted that they had thrown her "under the bus". "If Roseanne is sorry and it sounds like she is sorry... if she makes amends with this with her community and family and friends I think she should get back to work". Admitting he was surprised by her allegiance, Barr said, "I'm still the same-you all moved!" "And he said to me, oh my gosh, you married up in the world".

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