Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Roseanne Barr Tweets Back at Co-Stars After They Condemn Her Racist Remark

Roseanne Barr Tweets Back at Co-Stars After They Condemn Her Racist Remark

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, the first African American executive to lead a USA broadcast network, said in a statement.

In a tweet posted May 30, the President wondered why Iger called the subject of Barr's racist joke, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, to tell her ABC "does not tolerate comments like those" when Iger has not done the same with Trump. It's unclear what "statements" Trump is referencing in the tweet, but it likely relates to ABC News' coverage of his presidency. "Maybe I just didn't get the call?" the president tweeted.

"You don't have to look at the faces you're attacking", she added.

Yet, the comedienne did not appreciate the condemnation she was receiving from her fellow cast members, whom she's known for years.

The star saw the plug pulled on Season 2 after she tweeted racist comments about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.

"I think Joe Rogan is right about Ambien", Barr wrote in a since-deleted tweet Tuesday night. She reposted a tweet by Sara Gilbert, the actress who played her daughter, Darlene, on the show and served as executive producer.

Jarrett noted that the brouhaha over Barr's tweet came on the same day that 175,000 Starbucks employees were undergoing implicit-bias training that stemmed from an incident in April in which two African-American men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for occupying a table without making a purchase. "I am disappointed in her actions to say the least". Barr has yet to respond to the show's cancellation.

American comedian Roseanne Barr says she's exhausted of "being attacked and belittled", and blames sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official to an ape, a racist remark that sparked outrage and the cancellation of her TV show. "ME", Barr wrote. "You throw me under the bus. nice!"

"Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me", she wrote, after retweeting many fans who had been defending her. Trump even called Barr personally to congratulate her on the show's success.

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