Racist Tweet Fiasco Costs Roseanne Barr More Than Just A Reboot

30 May, 2018, 18:25 | Author: Austin Daniel
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The ABC actress took to Twitter to defend herself after her show "Roseanne" was cancelled after she referred to Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes".

In the post-firing tweet, Barr apologized to "all the wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet". Barr also stated that she'll be on Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday.

Barr, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, eventually apologized to Jarrett for the racist and since deleted tweet. What "leaving Twitter" means is unclear. We applaud ABC for taking a stand against racism by canceling 'Roseanne.' We commend the network and ...

Before the cancellation, Barr apologized for her tweet, writing "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans", she wrote. "Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste", she said.

Following the Jarrett tweet, "Roseanne" consulting producer Wanda Sykes said she wouldn't be returning to the show.

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"Hey guys, don't defend me, it's sweet of you 2 try, but... losing my show is 0 compared 2 being labelled a racist over one tweet-that I regret even more", Barr wrote. Barr claimed late Tuesday night that she posted that apology after the show was canceled, in response to some, like MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who claimed it was a network forced apology. - Roseanne Barr, before ABC's decision was announced. "I think the bigger question is why was she given this opportunity to have this show again in the first place when her reputation precedes her?"

Barr sparked a storm of controversy in the United States overnight when she compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, to an ape.

The announcement sent ripples through the entire industry, with Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, which owns ABC, quoting the official statement that called Barr's tweet "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". I imagine George Soros's nephews are lovely people. To Fishman, she wrote, "i created the platform for that inclusivity and you know http://it.ME".

"#Rosanne?is who she tells you she is with every comment and tweet". I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power.

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