The racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett may have cost Roseanne Barr, the lead actress of "Roseanne", her show, but it's unclear whether her support from President Donald Trump will waiver. The "Roseanne" reboot should never have made it out of the boardroom, but instead, it took off and enabled Barr's worst tendencies.
"There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing". ABC execs finally realized it was bad for business to be employing a viral, virulent racist.
It was a quick decision at ABC for Dungey, who is the first African-American to serve as programming chief for one of the major broadcast networks, and her boss, network president Ben Sherwood.
Barr's tweets stoked controversy after she said Valerie Jarrett, a black woman born in Iran, looked like a combination of the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes". Barr later wrote that "i blamed myself. not ambien".
Ms Jarrett spoke about the incident during an MSNBC town hall on racial issues in the USA, asking for the public to be more concerned about the plight of citizens without the structural support to overcome racist attacks.
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Following her original comments, Barr was widely condemned by celebrities including her own castmates. "I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense". "I heard it was bc of a threatened boycott of the show's advertisers by ppl who do that sort of thing", she wrote in reply to a Twitter user who asked, "What pressure, exactly, did ABC receive that they immediately denied 18+million people the choice to watch or not?"
But her various private life exploits have garnered just as much attention as her career achievements - including three marriages, all ending in divorce, and an abortive attempt to get into politics.
"I am disappointed in her actions to say the least".
The show's cancellation came after a hasty conference call with Barr, her long-time agent John Burnham, manager James Moore, the show's executive producer Tom Werner and Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney-ABC Group. Today my words caused hundreds of hardworking people to lose their jobs.
After Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter to break her silence on her show being cancelled following her controversial tweet about Valerie Jarrett, she spent hours interacting on the social media site. A racist one. ABC made a choice.