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Roseanne Goes On Twitter Spree After Show Was Canceled, Lashes Out at Co-Stars

Shortly after ABC announced that their hit reboot 'Roseanne' was renewed for another season, the network turned around to announce that the series has been canceled. Star Roseanne Barr made a huge mistake by tweeting an offensive racist slur, and within hours her career fell apart like a house of cards.

She spent the night tweeting excuses, apologies, accusations and lashing out at her co-stars who condemned her comments.

The success of the 'Roseanne' reboot was beyond what the creators even expected, and fans were thrilled when it was announced that the show would be getting another season. On Tuesday night, Barr made some highly offensive comments. She said former President Barack Obama's adviser Valerie Jarrett looked like a love child from the 'muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes'.

Just like that, it was over. Shortly after Barr's racist tweet, the show's lead writer, Wanda Sykes, tweeted an announcement that she was quitting the show, effective immediately.

Producer and fellow castmate, Sarah Gilbert, jumped on Twitter to do damage control.

"Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least," Gilbert wrote in a series of tweets. "This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member."

Barr deleted the tweet and apologized later for it. "I am now leaving Twitter," she wrote.

"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste," she wrote.

But it was too late. ABC President of Entertainment tweeted, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

Barr began tweeting out frustration with her co-stars

"Wow! unreal," she wrote at first in response to Gilbert's tweets.

Co-star Michael Fishman tweeted a statement condemning Barr's statements. "They are reprehensible and intolerable, contradicting my beliefs and outlook on life and society. I have always lived and taught my children to be inclusive. I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue."

Barr shot back, "I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!"

Later, though, she tweeted to fans that Gilbert 'had to' distance herself from Barr, and that her own comments shouldn't be excused. "Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible," she wrote.

She also said she thought Jarrett 'was Jewish and Persian', and had no idea the former presidential adviser was African-American.

Conservatives argue that what happened to ‘Roseanne’ had more to do with her being conservative and a Trump supporter than it had to do with the actual comments. Liberals are given a pass all the time when they say reprehensible things about Republicans, such as comparing conservatives to Nazis, and their shows don’t get cancelled.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: You Tube, Raw Story

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