ABC Cancels Roseanne After Racist Twitter Outburst By Roseanne Barr

ABC Cancels Roseanne After Racist Twitter Outburst By Roseanne Barr

But after Barr's tweet that likened Jarrett, who is black, to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes", ABC canceled the show in a one-sentence statement from network entertainment president Channing Dungey.

The president tweeted that Disney CEO Bob Iger should apologize to Trump for past comments about him made on ABC because Iger had apologized to Valerie Jarrett, the subject of Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. "Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the terrible statements made and said about me on ABC".

"Maybe I just didn't get the call?" he asked. Barr had retweeted people comparing those celebrities treatment by the network to her own, insinuating there was a double standard at play.

Valerie Jarrett did not seek the spotlight when she served as a senior adviser to former USA president Barack Obama, but has found herself at the centre of a media storm in recent days.

"So this is what I'm going to say, Roseanne - just because you were caught with your trousers down, don't try to drag other people down with you", Goldberg said on ABC's "The View", calling the doctored photo "horrific".

It's unclear what she means by acknowledging Barr's apology and adding the "dangerous" comment about Twitter, but many have speculated that she could have been defending the star.

Barr has been tweeting for some 10 hours now and doesn't seem to show any sign of stopping. Later, she moderated her stance: "no, I understand her position and why she said what she said. i forgive her".

"Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me", she wrote, after retweeting many fans who had been defending her. Barr has yet to respond to the show's cancellation.

Barr replied early Wednesday morning, writing, "I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it.ME".

"Wow! Unreal", Barr wrote in response, adding, "I understand her position and why she said what she said".

Gilbert called Barr's comments "abhorrent" and said she was "disappointed in her actions to say the least".

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