Meghan McCain Makes Comment About 'Roseanne' Cancellation

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May 30, 2018May 30, 2018

Meghan McCain made some remarks on Wednesday about President Trump and the ABC decision to cancel the 'Roseanne' show, according to The Hill

Appearing on "The View," McCain criticized President Trump and praised ABC's decision to cancel the sitcom. She claimed that the network holds itself to a higher standard than the White House does. McCain, who like her father has been a defender of increased dialogue and civility in public life, is unhappy with the current tone of the White House.

"I’ve been so disheartened by what’s acceptable in the world right now, what’s acceptable in the White House," McCain said. "It’s refreshing to see someone take a stand and say 'No, not at ABC. Not at this company. This is not acceptable rhetoric.'"

Meanwhile, Trump has also commented on the "Roseanne controversy. In particular, President Trump believes that ABC has exemplified a double-standard. On the one hand, suggests Trump, the organization will not tolerate the racist comments made by Roseanne on Twitter. On the other hand, they will tolerate hateful comments made against Trump on a regular basis. 

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?"

ABC canceled the popular sitcom "Roseanne" on Tuesday after Roseanne Barr, the show's main star, said something racist on Twitter. 

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said, according to CNN.

The cancellation was a shock, especially since "Roseanne" premiered to such massive ratings just three months ago. It was also shocking because pre-production for the second season was already scheduled for Tuesdays at 8 pm. With high ratings and favorable reviews, it seemed that "Roseanne" was here to stay. 

Barr's tweet caught headlines early on Tuesday, and ABC remained silent about the tweets for several hours. Ultimately, however, ABC claimed that they had no choice but to cancel the show. According to one source familiar with the situation, it was a question of "right and wrong." Barr's comment was inconsistent with the network's values. 

In one of the tweets, she wrote, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

Barr was referencing Valerie Jarrett, a former top aide to President Barack Obama.

"I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks," Barr tweeted. "I should have known better. Forgive me -- my joke was in bad taste." Barr then claimed she's leaving Twitter.

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