Roseanne Barr Blasted for Blaming Michelle Obama for Show Getting Pulled

Sheila Mcguire
May 31, 2018

"ABC lost maybe $1 billion from this; this show was grinding out money hand over fist and they lost it all because somebody didn't say, 'Get that phone out of her hand, '" he said. In slideshow presentations pitching its streaming service to various potential investors, Bond even used the Roseanne reboot as a model for the type of programming that the company could support.

And the American star - whose sitcom returned to TV screens in March following a 21-year hiatus - has thanked her followers for their "kind words".

One post she retweeted read: 'BREAKING: According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show.

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And if you ask Tom Arnold, Barr's ex-husband and former Roseanne co-star and writer (of the original series), the comedian knew exactly what she was doing and wanted the show to get cancelled. "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended", she wrote. She also compared the response to President Donald Trump's experiences. "I just wish ABC had not thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me-Laurie and John", Barr tweeted Wednesday night. But much of its progress would have been threatened if it looked the other way at Barr's tweet.

Amid the furor over her comment Barr told supporters on Twitter: "I'm not a racist, just and idiot".

Despite the significant viewership ratings Barr was bringing in, ABC chose to terminate her show's revival in light of the ludicrous, racist statements she made yesterday on Twitter.

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This ouster sends a clear message that ABC will not tolerate racism and inflammatory speech on its network and Hollywood was quick to applaud the network's decision on social media.

"Now when they hear somebody like Roseanne make this comparison, they know where it comes from and they know it's not a joke", Ellis explained.

The network is reportedly hesitant to simply continue the show without Barr, as she is credited as a creator of the sitcom and its characters, so she would still benefit financially from a continuation.

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Barr took to Twitter overnight to apologize again and say that she sent out her racist tweet after taking a sedative. Roseanne also apologized for the tweet and urged her fans not to boycott ABC , since they had the right to fire her.

"She has been all over the map with it", Zimmerman said. Since continuing the show without Barr in the title role still means financial benefits for her as its creator, putting the remaining cast in a new show is something that works for everyone. "I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U".

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