Hit sitcom ‘Roseanne’ was abruptly canceled by ABC Tuesday just hours after the iconic comedian posted “racist” and “abhorrent” tweets about Chelsea Clinton and former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett; with network executives saying the comments were “inconsistent” with their values.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey.
The news comes just hours after the comic lashed out at George Soros, Chelsea Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, and made a series of comments regarding conspiracy theories surrounding the CIA and other agencies.
Barr apologized to the senior Obama official earlier Tuesday, saying “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me — my joke was in bad taste.”
I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
“Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,” said Barr’s co-star Sara Gilbert.
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ROSEANNE GOES NUCLEAR: Actress Tells Kimmel to ‘ZIP THAT F***ING LIP’ On LIVE TV
Iconic comedian and Trump-supporter Roseanne Barr didn’t hold back when discussing politics during a late-night television interview; telling liberal host Jimmy Kimmel that he went so “f***ing far left” he lost everybody and should “zip that f***ing lip.”
Barr appeared alongside actor John Goodman while promoting their upcoming revival of television’s “Roseanne,” getting into a full-blown debate with Kimmel over Hillary Clinton, liberals, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence.
“You are a very liberal, socially liberal person in general,” started Kimmel.
“I’m still the same, you all moved. You all went so f***ing far out you lost everybody,” she interrupted. “Seriously, a lot of your audience -including me- A lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail.”
“So zip that “f***ing lip,” she added.
Watch Roseanne take-on Kimmel above.
ROSEANNE RESCUE: Roseanne DEFENDS Diamond and Silk, SLAMS Facebook
Television superstar Roseanne Barr defended pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk Wednesday, slamming Facebook for labeling the twosome “unsafe” and telling the social network to “stop censoring them!”
Barr’s demands came just hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that his tech team made a serious “error” when they flagged Diamond and Silk as “unsafe to the community,” sparking outrage from conservatives across the country.
“Diamond and Silk are comedians-stop censoring them!” tweeted the iconic comedian.
Diamond and Silk are comedians-stop censoring them!
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 11, 2018
Zuckerberg was grilled by Congressional leaders over his network’s apparent crackdown on conservative voices Wednesday, with one lawmaker telling him “Diamond and Silk is not terrorism.”