ABC cancelled “Roseanne” on Tuesday afternoon after Roseanne Barr went on a racially charged Twitter rant Tuesday morning.
Just hours after Roseanne tweeted — then apologized — for calling George Soros a “Nazi” and saying Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was a mixture between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet Of The Apes, ABC made the decision to cancel the network’s number one show.
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) May 29, 2018
You’d be hard pressed to find a celebrity without an opinion about “Roseanne’s” cancellation. Here’s a collection of some of the most interesting tweets so far. (RELATED: BREAKING: ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’)
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) May 29, 2018
Roseanne Barr loses her job. Entire innocent cast and crew loses their gigs too. Discuss.
— Elisha (@ElishaKrauss) May 29, 2018
Just take a moment to observe all the things Roseanne had to do to get canceled:
– Call Valerie Jarrett an ape
– accuse dems child sex trafficking
– tell Hillary Clinton to commit suicide
– accuse Chelsea Clinton of being part of a Jewish conspiracy
– call George Soros a Nazi
— Travon Free (@Travon) May 29, 2018
So Roseanne referencing a movie title is racist. Lying dishonest soulless freaks from Planet of the Apes
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) May 29, 2018
The whole Roseanne debacle just goes to show you can’t keep your job if you’re a hard-core racist.
Unless you’re the President.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) May 29, 2018
Hey @ABCNetwork how come you didn’t cancel @jimmykimmel when he made racist jokes about our @FLOTUS ? But you are willing to cancel @therealroseanne for the same thing? Hmmm guess men still run Hollywood
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) May 29, 2018
Has Fox picked up “Roseanne” yet?
— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 29, 2018
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 29, 2018
I slam networks all the time, and you can think what you like about Roseanne, or ABC’s ever airing the show. But they just made a decision to cancel their highest-rated show for its star’s racist comment, and that is worth noting.
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) May 29, 2018
Thank you, @ABCNetwork. You did the right thing. There is not any room in our society for racism or bigotry.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) May 29, 2018
bummed about roseanne being cancelled. the show really gave a voice to those who already had a voice
— Alexis Novak (@AlexisGirlNovak) May 29, 2018
So @KeithOlbermann can call @realDonaldTrump a Nazi, psychopathic white supremacist, which are indisputably dumb things to Tweet, & get hired by @espn and @therealroseanne gets fired for her indisputably dumb Tweets. Almost like there’s a double standard at play here.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 29, 2018
Roseanne Barr has not yet commented on the show’s cancellation. The actress announced she would be leaving Twitter on Tuesday morning after backlash mounted against her.
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