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'Roseanne' canceled by ABC after Roseanne Barr's racist tweets

Welp, so much for that piece of nostalgia.


Brittany King


Roseanne has officially been pulled by ABC thanks to Roseanne Barr.

 

After the 65-year-old's latest highly offensive tweets aimed at former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey announced on Tuesday (May 29) that the beloved show will not be returning for an 11th season this fall.

 

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," the statement said.

This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we've created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.

Sara Gilbert
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Following Barr's tweets, her co-star Sara Gilbert took to Twitter to share her disappointment in her on-screen mom, telling fans, "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."

 

"This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we've created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member," she added. 

 

The premiere of Roseanne's reboot was one of the highest-rated new shows of the season, though the finale, which aired last week, only brought in roughly 10 million viewers, according to CNN.

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