Kasich calls on Trump to condemn Roseanne's tweets

Tanya Cunningham
June 1, 2018

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The remaining cast has been mostly silent since releasing initial statements blasting Barr for her offensive tweets.

She also blamed the inflammatory post on sleeping pills, saying she had been "ambien tweeting".

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show", ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.

ABC canceled Roseanne on Tuesday after the show's star, head writer and executive producer Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist remark about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Obama. President Donald Trump on Wednesday tangentially weighed in on the issue via Twitter, asking why ABC had issued a mea culpa to Jarrett over Barr's comments when the network has never called the president to apologize for ostensibly harsh coverage. "PEBS00039-topic.html" class="local_link" >Trump wrote.

"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", he said. And what if you support Barr, and her right to free speech; where can your voices and opinions be heard?


"Roseanne" was an instant hit when it returned this spring after a two-decade hiatus.

But once her co-stars started to condemn her tweet that compared Barack Obama's aide Valerie Jarrett, who is black, as a mix between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet Of The Apes, she turned on them. She called it "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". "She is there for Roseanne and her family and that was a big relief off my mind". "But, they would like to turn the controversy into a pay day for some cast members that have been affected by the show's cancellation", the source said. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U'. "It's inexcusable, it's unacceptable and it's just another reminder of how much further we have to go in the country". "Roseanne" the show promoted tolerance that was absent in her racist and bigoted tweets.

But did ABC do "the wrong thing" by rebooting "Roseanne" to begin with? "It represented the work of hundreds of talented people. It just shocked me a bit", she wrote. ABC News is a division of the Disney Co.

Trump is implying that he is the victim of a liberal media double standard. Clinton herself corrected Barr online. That's a fact. Donald Trump - Roseanne and I have both known him 30 years.

Three weeks earlier, "Roseanne" was the toast of ABC's annual presentation of its programming plans to advertisers.

"One Day At A Time" has notably not been tainted by racism. According to Variety, Barr was paid $250,000 per episode of the show.

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