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ABC Cancels Roseanne After Her Racist Twitter Tirade This Morning

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Sometimes, just sometimes, good triumphs over idiocy.

After Roseanne Barr went on a racist rant this morning referring to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes,” ABC has decided to pull the plug on the revival Roseanne.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.

Welcome news, albeit rather surprising, given the show was number one in the Neilson ratings and presumably making ABC/Disney a SHIT-TON of money.

via Variety:

The revival of the classic sitcom was set to air a 13-episode eleventh season this fall. The move represents a remarkable turn of events for the network, Barr, and a show that finished the season as the No. 1 scripted primetime television series in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen live-plus-same say numbers.

Just two weeks ago at ABC’s upfront presentation, Barr introduced Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood, joking that he was “the guy responsible for most of my tweets.” Sherwood and Barr hugged onstage, and the the exec noted that ABC had not had television’s No. 1 show in 24 years. Dungey, during her portion of the presentation, bragged that “The premiere ratings even took us by surprise,” claiming that 1 in 10 Americans has seen the “Roseanne” revival premiere.

Roseanne, for her part, has apologized and said she’s leaving Twitter. Too little, too late, Missy.

says Sara Gilbert:

Roseann’e morning twitter rampage wasn’t confined to Valerie Jarrett, though. She also went full conspiracy theorist on Chelsea Clinton. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)


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