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.
Roseanne’s gonna spin this and Hannity’s gonna spin this and Trump is gonna fundraise off it and so on and so on, but the only story here is that she’s an ignorant racist and wrote a bunch of ignorant racist crap.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) May 29, 2018
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.
I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC.— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 29, 2018
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.
Sara Gilbert weighs in with her “disappointment,” which she presumably will do nothing about.
Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
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?
Roseanne Barr, who alot of you people spent alot of time defending, just said former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett equals "muslim brotherhood & planets of the apes had a baby." pic.twitter.com/lnCwNh0uD0— Astead (@AsteadWesley) May 29, 2018
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.
ISLAM is not a RACE, lefties. Islam includes EVERY RACE of people.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
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?
Roseanne is a bigot, pt 1 million pic.twitter.com/hQmmUiEHjl— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 29, 2018
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:
I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
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.