Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Health Care | By Terrence Lopez

Roseanne reboot cancelled following racist tweet sent by star Roseanne Barr

Roseanne reboot cancelled following racist tweet sent by star Roseanne Barr

"I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends", the embattled TV star tweeted about the ABC president.

The president's latest missive came a day after he first criticized Iger - the CEO of Disney, ABC's parent company - for apologizing to Valerie Jarrett over a racist tweet from Roseanne Barr, but not apologizing to him.

When asked if he might get his own show, he said, "You've heard more than I have".

She has continued to tweet her regret about her comment that Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is African American, looked like the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby". But I've got a better idea. Yeah, Roseanne. Because CLEARLY, the impeccable Michelle Obama is wasting a second of her life on you.

ABC chose to cancel Rosanne and then suspended its "For Your Consideration" Emmy campaign the following day. "I think that we have a lot bigger things going on in the country right now".

Barr has a long history of tweeting racist and generally bigoted comments and, according to Arnold, ABC knew what they signed up for and "needed someone to wrangle her in and take her phone". I'd worked doing publicity for them for free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. "He said: what were you thinking when you did this?"

In March 2017, she tweeted: "The lefty Irish R up to their armpits in hosting anti semitic festivals abt killing all jews in Israel, but h8 me saying give Ireland away2". He scoffed & said: "'what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable'". "She is a f-king asshole, but so am I. No one ever stood up to her like I did". "Double Standard!" Trump said in a Twitter post Thursday.

Barr later apologised for what she called a "joke".

"I condemn these statements vehemently", 36-year-old Fishman, who played son D.J., tweeted.

"Roseanne" was rebooted in March after a 21-year hiatus with Barr's character recast as a Trump supporter in a rare depiction of working class life on the United States small screen.

She is embracing a discredited conspiracy theory that blamed the cancellation of her show on a shadowy coalition of Twitter users known as the FBR, which is short for "Follow Back Resistance".

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