'Roseanne' cancellation to cost ABC tens of millions in ad revenue

30 May, 2018, 18:27 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Roseanne Barr Valerie Jarrett

She's a ideal avatar for this moment in our history: white, loud, mean (she also took time Tuesday morning to tie Chelsea Clinton to some weird George Soros-related conspiracy) and enamored with unhinged narratives based on nothing but lies, like the tale of a global child-trafficking ring linked to Hillary Clinton that is jaw-dropping in its stupidity.

Barr added that she will address the controversy Friday on Joe Rogan's podcast.

ABC bet on Trump supporters sticking with the program: Barr is an outspoken supporter herself, and her character on the show is, as well.

Following a racist tweet by Roseanne Barr early Tuesday morning that caused the comedian's revived sitcom to be canceled by ABC, her agency, ICM, to drop her as a client and planned reruns pulled from Viacom networks, late night hosts also criticized Barr for her comments. "I mean, we don't have much on this network". A few hours after Barr's tweet, Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer on the Roseanne show, tweeted she will not be returning. "Forgive me - my joke was in bad taste".

"Roseanne Barr's comments were appalling and reminiscent of a horrific time in our history when racism was not only acceptable but promoted by Hollywood. I 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".

Disney shares fell more than 2% in trading Tuesday as the media giant contended with the fallout from the "Roseanne" cancellation and a disappointing box office performance by "Solo: A Star Wars Story".




"I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed".

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

In a follow-up tweet, Barr blamed her racist messages attacking Jarrett on "ambien tweeting". Today my words caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs.

She wrote: "Don't feel sorry for me, guys!" "I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defence".

"I'm fine", she said. "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but.don't defend it please. ty", she tweeted.

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