On Tuesday, May 29th, “Roseanne” fans were devastated after learning that the popular comedy show was being canceled by ABC Network. The reboot made quite the comeback earlier this year with successful ratings and a buzz surrounding the show’s conservative-leaning political views.
Despite the positive ratings, the abrupt cancellation came in response to the leading actress’ controversial Tweet about Valerie Jarrett, who served under the Obama administration. The majority of the public — both Democrats and Republicans — felt her Tweet was racist and offensive.
Following the massive backlash Barr faced from the public, she released an apology statement. Additionally, she blamed her insensitive Tweet on her lack of sleep and usage of Ambien.
Since her public apology, the actress has also pointed out the mainstream media’s bias against Trump supporters. She retweeted several examples of liberal hosts calling President Trump a “Nazi,” “bigot,” etc. but they were not fired over their remarks.
President Trump weighed in on the controversy Wednesday morning via social media. Trump, too, emphasized ABC’s lack of accountability for partaking in similar actions as Barr’s but failed to apologize and/or receive consequences.
“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,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”
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