Racist tweets bring an end to comedy's biggest comeback.
May 29, 2018
Just two months after picking up Roseanne for an 11th season, ABC has reversed the move. The cancellation comes after show star Roseanne Barr took to Twitter with a series of racist and anti-semitic posts. The most offending being a now-deleted tweet calling adviser to former President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, an offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”
The backlash that followed was immediate and intense, with numerous celebrities and pundits speaking out against her remarks. Barr subsequently apologized, calling the tweet a joke, but it was too late. The damage had been done.
Comedian Wanda Sykes was the first person involved with the show to make a move, announcing her departure from writing on Season 2 this morning. But that was just the beginning, as mere hours later, ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey announced that the network was cancelling the show due to her "abhorrent, repugnant" words that were "inconsistent with our values."
The decision was obviously not made lightly, as Roseanne's comeback was the biggest success story ever for a revived series. The show's Season 10 premiere in March surpassed all expectations by drawing a massive audience of 18 million viewers with an impressive 5.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Those numbers are almost unheard of nowadays, especially for broadcast comedies.
But now instead of going on another likely-lengthy run, Roseanne's revival ends after just nine episodes, with the now-series finale airing one week ago.
Some loser in WH wants an economic collapse.
That’s what DC wants for us.
Don't let his or others angry tweets distract you and miss what he is really doing.
Some loser on cable wants an economic collapse.
That’s what Hollywood wants for us.
Go President Trump
God bless him and his United States.
I didn’t say they should stay out of politics.
The politics of the rich and dirty are different than our hard working politics to keep our families living the way they’d like to live.
Paying extra taxes to support people that want handouts may not be a big deal to them...
And their “platforms”... I couldn’t give a sh!t less about the dirty things they’ve done and the backs of the people they’ve stepped on to get their “platform”
You’re right about 2 things...
Rich out of touch entertainers should concentrate on entertaining, not worrying about the politics of hard working people that are trying to make ends meet.
We should all respect the law!!!
P.S. Tony D bragging about being breaking the law often isn't a good look. Did your father forget that lesson? Respect the law. Take your OCD butt to a therapist.
P.S. Roseanne should not have been cancelled.
look at how disrespectful he is acting towards the NFL players. This man baby don't deserve the honor of being in the presence of NFL players. Why is he so concerned about a sports league anyway? Is he trying to distract us from something. I say don't get distracted and fall for his tactics. You should stand up (or take a knee) and demand the truth.