This morning, Roseanne Barr probably didn’t think that a conversation she had on Twitter would be the reason for her show to get canceled. According to reports after two hours of deliberation, ABC has now canceled ‘Roseanne’ after a highly successful comeback season. As reported, Barr would end up stating that former black White House advisor was a baby of ‘The Muslim Brotherhood’ and ‘The Planet Of The Apes’. Upon the backlash, Barr would return with an apology but as we’ve discovered ABC wasted no time to cut ties with the veteran comedian.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. Disney CEO Bob Iger added on Twitter that “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.” The cancellation stunned Hollywood. The revival of “Roseanne” premiered to huge ratings just three months ago. Pre-production was already underway on a second season, which was scheduled for Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall. Barr’s talent agency, ICM Partners, dropped her following her tweets.
Watch as CNN discuss the now cancelation of Roseanne.