ABC performed a quick ruling against Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweets on Monday night after Barr tweeted offensive content in regards to Valerie Jarrett’s nationality. Barr atated something to the effect of Jarrett being the by product of a Planet of the Apes character and the Muslim brotherhood.
A couple of hours later ABC President, Channing Dungey cancelled any renewal of Roseanne Barr’s hit television show. Stating that Roseanne’s repeated offensive remarks are not held to the high standards of the ABC broadcasting family. This decision was swift in retribution and kind of surprising actually. Networks are uasually all about the ratings and bottom line, but it is refreshing to see that the network will not tolerate repeated bad behavior. It seems for too long that celebrities have been able to hold sway over public opinion with no real consequences for their actions except disgruntled personal opinions. Barr apparently apologized form the tweet, saying it was all a “bad joke” but it was too little, too late.Roseanne Bar
Honestly, I feel worse for the writers, cast, and crew that were working on the “Roseanne” show. She may not care, but all of those people are out of a job now because she couldn’t be a decent human being and not take the low road. I do not presume to know how Roseanne Barr’s mind works, but you would hope that she would think next time about the livelihood of those around her