Status message

Operating in maintenance mode.

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

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

A young boy from Florida is being praised for his heart-warming support of America’s law enforcement officers. Tyler Carach, a 9-year-old from...

When a Tennessee police officer drove by a group of kids on their knees begging for their lives, he was moved. On April 7, Memphis Police...

In an effort to curb welfare spending, Kansas lawmakers submitted a bill that states welfare recipients will be unable to withdraw more than $25...

When you hear or see certain slogans, you know exactly what person or product they make reference to. Successful advertising campaigns have a way...

A woman in China was playing with her friend in school when she was just nine years old, and she accidentally swallowed her pen cap. She assumed...

Latest News Stories

In an internal memo obtained by The Washington Post, Donald Trump's campaign mocks the Republican front-runner's critics. The note was entitled, “...

Looks like there are more leaks in the Trump administration, and this particular one has produced quite the juicy tidbit if true.

Earlier...

A restaurant in Michigan is under investigation after a teen working there blew the whistle on the establishment. The teen says workers were told...

Donald Trump is coming under fire from Republicans, as well as Democrats, by calling for a ban on Muslims immigrating to the United States.

...

After winning several more Republican primaries on Tuesday, Donald Trump argued that Bernie Sanders’ supporters should get behind his presidential...