We’re saying so long to a beloved American family sitcom. The reasons are very understandable. The star of the re-booted hit show Roseanne, Roseanne Barr, took to her Twitter feed on Monday to address her views on some of our political power players including Chelsea Clinton. Executives over at ABC and it’s Parent company Disney, said that the decision didn’t come suddenly. This was in fact the third or fourth random incident involving the actress’ behaviors which created issues for ABC.
In a tweet directed towards Valerie Jarrett, she compared the former Obama aide to Muslim’s and apes. It was all very unflattering to say the least. ABC is proud they were able to contain and fix a problem so readily but fans of the show and many Trump supporters argued that it was not fair. They also said they would support and back up any network that offers to pick up the show at a later time.
Other stars and writers from the show have also responded to the cancellation. Wanda Sykes, whose a writer and producer on the show said she would not return for season two. Sara Gilbert who plays the fan favorite Darlene Conner said that Barr’s tweets were “abhorrent.” She continued to say that the show as a whole is separate than the opinions of one of its actors. It is a tad bit different when it is the title character.
Channing Dungey who is the President of ABC Entertainment delivered the final statement in one sentence — “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Are you happy or pissed that Roseanne has been canceled?