Fans of Roseanne are deeply upset by the news that the sitcom will not be returning to ABC and Hulu. The classic sitcom has been treasured over the years, and the reboot became amazingly popular. However, the show has now been canceled over an offensive tweet from Roseanne Barr.
Outrage Over Tweet Leads to Cancellations
Anger over Roseanne Barr’s recent tweets has spread across the internet. Today, she tweeted about the former aide to President Obama. In her tweet, Roseanne stated that Valerie Jarrett looks like the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes”. Valerie Jarret is an African-American who was born in Iran. Roseanne soon deleted the offensive tweet and apologized. However, ABC and Hulu have both dropped Roseanne because of her racist remarks. These events have left fans offended and upset.
Brief History of the Show
Roseanne debuted during the late 1980s. The show became wildly successful as it was the only one of its kind. It was the first sitcom to give a gritty and realistic take on small-town family struggles and victories. Many episodes became cult classics. Roseanne created a world we all could live in and remember. The show lasted until 1997. Fans were upset about the way the show originally ended and had high hopes after its reboot. Today, those hopes were dashed.
Roseanne has never shied away from controversial topics. However, Roseanne Barr was considered liberal back then. The sitcom highlighted on touchy issues such as homosexuality and transgender people. Her political ideals are on the opposite side of the spectrum these days.
The Future of Roseanne
ABC issued a statement calling the tweet repugnant and affirmed that the channel does not share the same views as Roseanne. Her future isn’t looking bright after her firing. It’s doubtable that she’ll ever work again. Due to her racist tweets, she has left Twitter altogether. Though the show will not continue, fans will always have the previous seasons to return to.