Sorry Roseanne, Ambien Doesn't Make You Racist

Roseanne Barr apologizes for Twitter post blasted as 'racist'

Barr's tweetstorm late Tuesday evening came hours after ABC announced it was canceling the reboot of her show "Roseanne" over a racist tweet that referred to former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes".

Barr, a known supporter of President Donald Trump, was asked to reboot her hit show from the 90s, Roseanne, on the ABC.

Barr later thanked one of her fans for defending her, writing, "I'm not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke. thank you for defending me tho".

"I tend to be pretty forgiving to people who feel they can get a good show out there and keep the star in check, and you usually can, because a lot of stars can be problematic", said Garth Ancier, a veteran television executive who ran entertainment programming at Fox, NBC and the WB networks.

'When your show got canceled, but you're not racist, ' he said. Jarrett, who is African-American, advised Barack and Michelle Obama.

"Roseanne" had returned to television this year after a 21-year hiatus, bringing back its cast to portray a white working-class family grappling with the challenges of daily life - as well as questions of politics, economics and culture. The network renewed the contract for the second season even before the first season had ended.

Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger says canceling "Roseanne" was an easy decision.

"This should be a teaching moment", Jarrett said, according to an MSNBC preview of the session. "Those ordinary examples of racism that happen every single day". "A human one." - Shonda Rhimes, via Twitter.

"I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be", she wrote Wednesday.

Barr has remained silent about the show's cancellation since the news broke.

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ABC had benefited in part from the attention Barr generated, as total viewership stayed above 10 million for every episode, extremely rare for a broadcast sitcom in the streaming age.

"It was Memorial Day too", she added. Barr was his headache then; he recalled having to go to her home where she was holed up with Tom Arnold for a few weeks and refusing to work in 1994, and coax her out.

"There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing". "There is not any room in our society for racism or bigotry".

"Network Ten is appalled and disgusted with Ms Barr's racist tweet and has removed Roseanne from TEN and ELEVEN, effective immediately", the spokesperson said.

Bruce Helford, who as showrunner essentially serves as on-set chief, released a statement that he was "personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is".

Since the cancellation news, Barr has been dropped by ICM Partners and reruns of the original series and the revival have been pulled from CMT, TVLand, Paramount Network, Laff and Hulu.

In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed. "Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her".

She also tweeted a short apology on her Twitter social media account.

She later posted a statement in apology on Twitter, calling it a "bad taste joke".

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