Racist Tweet gets ‘Roseanne’ reboot cancelled
Well that didn’t take long. The reboot of Roseanne has been cancelled (and not for what I thought it would be; crappy ratings) after Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to spew racism.
Roseanne Barr attacked Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to Barack Obama on Twitter (in a since-deleted tweet), saying, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
Shortly after tweeting that, Roseanne tweeted this:
Shortly after that, ABC announced that it would be cancelling the series.
Barr’s co-star and executive producer Sara Gilbert took to Twitter to respond:
What an incredibly stupid thing to say on a public forum. When will people learn?
After the series was cancelled, talent agency ICM Partners said they would be cutting ties with Barr. A wasted second effort. Kiss Roseanne goodbye, effective immediately.
And there’s the power of the internet. Don’t say stupid shit or reap what you sow.