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UPDATE: Holy Shit: ABC Has Canceled 'Roseanne'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 29, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 29, 2018 |



ABC has actually canceled Roseanne, releasing this statement:

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.

HOLY SHIT. They actually did something. I guess the headache wasn’t worth the ratings, after all.

UPDATED: In the wake of this morning’s racist Twitter tirade from Roseanne Barr, Wanda Sykes has decided to leave her role as a producer on the series.

Sykes joins Whitney Cummings, who departed the ABC series last week. One wonders how much longer Gilbert, Goodman, and Metcalf can remain, or at least I like to think that their conscience will ultimately get the better of them. But that’s probably naive of me.

Update #2:

Sara Gilbert weighs in with her “disappointment,” which she presumably will do nothing about.

Original story below.

Hey! Sara Gilbert! LOVED you in the original run of Roseanne! You and your character really were role models of a sort. And I appreciate your progressivism over the last 30 years. Oh, hey! Just wondering, what’d you think of this tweet, which compared a black, former Obama aide to an ape?

Oh hey! John Goodman, my man! You’re a fucking legend among legends, one of the best character actors ever. You know how many movies I have seen that have sucked SAVE for your presence? Oh hey! Did you see the way your sitcom wife was defending her racist tweets? Just wondering.

Oh, hey! Laurie Metcalf! Loved, loved you in Ladybird, and congrats on all your success on Broadway. I hear you’re killing it in Three Tall Women. Just curious: What’d you think of this exchange between your co-star on Roseanne and Chelsea Clinton?

Hey ABC Network! You’ve been awfully quiet about the fact that your biggest star — now that Shonda Rhimes has left — has been tweeting and retweeting a bunch of bullshit, racist conspiracy theories.

Or maybe you had something to do with this:

Just gonna let this woman take down the entire network, are you? Cool, cool, cool. And take down the reputations of Goodman, Metcalf, and Gilbert, while she’s at it.

Good stuff! and Roseanne: You can shove that insincere apology up your ass.

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