Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Roseanne Barr Apologizes To 'Roseanne' Cast And Crew, Blames Ambien

Former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett suggests President Trump's 'tone' is partly to blame for Roseanne's racist tweet Wanda Sykes Quits 'Roseanne' Reboot, Show Cancelled Following Star's Racist Twitter Post
| 30 May, 2018, 19:13

ABC has canceled its successful "Roseanne" revival following racist tweets written by its star, Roseanne Barr, and the backlash against the comedian came fast and furious.

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr", Trump wrote.

"I'm fine", Jarrett said, after saying she wanted to make the incident, which dominated the news on Tuesday, "a teaching moment" instead of being about her.

Meghan McCain said what Barr did is clearly "the definition of racism" and gave credit to the network for making the right call. In the tweet which has since been deleted, Barr stated Jarrett looked like the product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes".

"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.

"Hear me out, just because Roseanne is gone, it doesn't mean the whole show has to go".


Barr's agency, ICM Partners, said in a statement Tuesday that Barr's tweet was "disgraceful", "unacceptable" and "antithetical to our core values". "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but.don't defend it please".

Ambien, the sedative, had an unexpected starring role in the drama that unfolded Tuesday following a racist tweet by Roseanne Barr and the resulting cancellation of her show on ABC. Wednesday morning Barr seemed to defend Gilbert, saying she was "distancing herself" from Barr because "she has to", adding that she forgives Gilbert.

Jarrett, who was born in Iran to American parents and raised in the United States, had been the target of false allegations that she practiced Islam during her tenure in the Obama administration. Meanwhile the subject of the tweet, Valerie Jarrett, responded to the controversy on MSNBC. Barr replied to Fishman's statement on Twitter. The series attracted 18.2 million viewers in its March debut, according to CNN.

"I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed". I feel devastated, not for the end of the Roseanne show, but for all those who poured their hearts and souls into our jobs, and the audience that welcomed us into their homes.

Barr had earlier apologized to members of the cast and crew, but the tweet was deleted.

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