By Nick Baum
WEDNESDAY – 5/30/18
Yesterday, Roseanne Barr, leading actress of ABC’s hit show “Roseanne”, was fired from the show, and the show itself cancelled, just hours after a racist tweet by Barr. In the tweet, Barr was attacking Valerie Jarrett, a half black half Muslim Democrat. Barr tweeted “Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby”.
Just minutes after her post, backlash poured in from both political sides deeming Barr as “racist” and a “hater”. At the time of the tweet, in the early morning of May 29, ABC and parent company Disney decided to end the show, which was currently aiming for its second season.
ABC said in a statement that Roseanne Barr “had been warned multiple times” for other tweets in the past, and that “enough was enough” after the latest tweet. The company also stated that Barr was “inconsistent with our values”, and that she had violated some before.
Sources: CNN, Wall Street Journal