Roseanne Returns To Twitter, Apologizes, Retweets New Attacks On Valerie Jarrett

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ABC has canceled its successful "Roseanne" revival following racist tweets written by its star, Roseanne Barr, and the backlash against the comedian came fast and furious.

Deggans reports that while the first episode of the reboot drew more than 25 million viewers, the audience shrank as the season went on.

Another tweet includes a picture of Whoopi Goldberg wearing a graphic picture of Trump shooting himself, saying "Out of curiosity @ABC & @Disney this is okay with you?"

Emma Kinney, who joined the series in the most recent season, said she supported the network's decision.

Sara Gilbert, an outspokenly liberal star and executive producer on the show, tweeted that Barr's social-media remarks were "abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew".

"I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment", she continued.

Prior to the news of the cancellation, Barr apologized for her "bad joke" on Twitter.

The talent agency ICM also dropped Barr as a client, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Twitter can influence global politics and fuel revolutions, and it can also get your TV show canceled.

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It was not enough, and as the uproar continued Tuesday, ABC made the decision to cancel the show. During the broadcast, she was asked about Barr's tweet. "What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency".

Although Barr has long had a controversial Twitter presence, that comment crossed a line.

The actress, 65, apologised "for making a bad joke" about Jarrett, who is black and was born in Iran to American parents.

"Hey @ABC, Roseanne Barr compared Valerie Jarrett to an ape". Trump even called Barr after the revival's premiere to congratulate her on the ratings, according to the Times.

The nine-episode reboot was an out-of-the-box hit for the Disney-owned network, which renewed the show after airing just one episode.

The cancellation comes as a blow to President Trump's supporters who said "Roseanne" accurately represented their political perspective.

Ms. Jarrett said that Mr. Iger personally called her to let her know the show would be canceled.

By the time Barr apologized on Twitter, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey and her boss, Ben Sherwood, had spoken and agreed that Barr had gone too far this time.

But her eventual admission that the joke was about Jarrett's "looks" seemed to confirm that the ape comment was indeed about Jarrett's appearance.