ABC Cancels The "Roseanne" Show After Twitter Meltdown

Update: Shortly after her show was cancelled by ABC/Disney, Roseanne Barr got more bad news when her talent agency also announced it was dropping her: "We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning," ICM said in a statement Tuesday, according to Variety.

“What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency.  Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client.”

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Roseanne has been barred.

In the aftermath of last night's bizarre meltdown by Roseanne Barr, in which she slammed everyone from Chelseal Clinton, to George Soros, to Chris Cillizza and Hillary Clinton in rambling, racist tweets, it was only a matter of time before ABC announced it would cancel her show. It did that just moments ago, with a brief announcement that "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."

Disney CEO Bob Iger chimed in, saying that "there was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing."

The decision came hours after star Roseanne drew sharp condemnation for a tweet on former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, whom she compared to a child of "The Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood, and after saying that "George Soros is a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews to be murdered in German concentration camps."

On Tuesday, a Soros spokesperson responded to the claim that he turned in fellow Jews to the Nazis, while stealing their wealth: "Such false allegations are insulting to the victims of the Holocaust" and "an affront to Mr. Soros & his family, who against the odds managed to survive."

Barr deleted her tweet about Jarrett not long after posting it. She followed it up with an apology which read, “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste. I am now leaving Twitter.”

According to 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 has yet to make a public statement; it was not immediately clear if any other network would be willing to pick up her show.

Comments

hedgeless_horseman Manthong Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:02 Permalink

 

What, exactly, was her racist statement?

“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,”

Barr tweeted, with “vj” appearing to stand for Valarie Jarrett. Barr’s tweet was in response to a news article about Jarrett’s alleged role in a CIA plot to spy on the president of France.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/05/29/roseanne-barr-tweet-c…

Why is it important that opinions, no matter how childish, are still protected under the First Amendment?

Have you noticed that much of what is labeled as fake news, is actually opinion, and vice versa?  This is important to recognize, as governments and statists push to eliminate fake news, they are really trying to eliminate opinion.  I am looking at you, Mr. Zuckerburg and Mr. Brin.  When the government gets to decide for the individual what is fact, and what is not, then liberty is lost.  

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-07/second-zh-symposium-and-live-…

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Son of Loki ACP Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:08 Permalink

ABC can't stand the truth. Check who is the CEO of ABC from what I read:

 

Channing Dungey, executive VP of drama at ABC, has been named entertainment president of ABC, replacing Paul Lee, who was ousted in a power struggle with Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC Television. She's the first African-American to head programming at a major broadcast network.

 

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/channing-dungey-abc-entertainment-presi…

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HopefulCynical Tarzan Tue, 05/29/2018 - 15:12 Permalink

Proof that Jews will even turn on other Jews who don't toe the Marxist/globalist line.

Oh, and as to comparing VJ to an ape, what about the thousands of Photoshops of Dubya's face on a chimp's head that the tolerant, enlightened leftists put out there? I mean, fuck GeeDub, but really, the hypocrisy of shitlibs is beyond tiresome.

Finally, I'm guessing this was a case of drunk-tweeting. Stay off the 'net when sauced, boyz 'n girlz.

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QueeroHedge directaction Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:45 Permalink

what about the thousands of Photoshops of Dubya's face on a chimp's head that the tolerant, enlightened leftists put out there?

 

Well the lefties only consider it racist to compare blacks to apes because leftists believe blacks look like apes. They dont believe white people look like apes so that comparison is okay. Leftist racism is adorable and honest.

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NidStyles Antifaschistische Wed, 05/30/2018 - 00:43 Permalink

Once you’ve been through enough torture, it doesn’t matter who is standing in front of you. You view them all equally the same. When people say they will tame you after months of MK-Ultra style torture, you just laugh in heart and wonder when they will figure out that they are the reason you walked away in the first place. They are a joke, because they haven’t been through it. They don’t understand what it’s like.

Roseanne has a point. She has been through it before, she knows the stories already. Do you expect her to be polite after experiencing such a stupid program? Do you think that sort of life will make anyone want anything to do with people that reap the benefits of your suffering? People that steal every single speck of happiness from your life just so they can validate their own worthlessness in a few seconds of your attention towards them.

 

Telling me to take a knee to wear colors I was born into. Get fucked.

 

Reconnecting with humanity after Mossad and Cartels come after you for a stupid weapon design is next to impossible. Having every swinging chump harassing you to knock you off your commandery is even more annoying. No, I don’t like you, we are not brothers, we are not homies, and Wells you just condemned two girls to a lifetime of torture like idiots. 

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inosent Antifaschistische Wed, 05/30/2018 - 02:21 Permalink

First, these stories are always confusing because they infer there was a 'jewish' 'holocaust', when the truth is there was none. Second, if anything, Hitler appears to have been a stooge for the juden, grossly mismanaging military strategy, all the while with perfectly scripted anti-juden script, which the then jew controlled media leveraged to convert the war against England into a war against the jew. Given that Hitler's rhetoric was substantially spot on, he became the perfect foil for the jew, whose central ambition, starting around 1880, was to nose back into Palestine and force a jewish state down the throats of the region specifically, and the world generally, reviving old, worn out myths that regrettably drive billions to a personal sort of insanity.

It must be noted that the jew had expected the war they contrived in 1914 would have done the job, but the Balfour declaration just didn't have the teeth the jew needed. The jew clearly needed another war. Given all the jew evils against Germany, beginning with the grotesque terms of the treaty of Versailles, to the jew led, again, fed by the myth and typical jew lies, global boycott against Germany, not to mention the economic collapse at the hands of jew controlled 'banks' issuing counterfeit money, this was the perfect setting for a firebrand populist to rise to power, using incendiary rhetoric, mostly true, about the jew demon.

From there, it was relatively easy to convince the world what we call WW2 was not a war for Germany's economic, national and cultural survival (and make no mistake, Germany lost its soul because of that war), but it was a war against jews, those poor old jews in their world wide struggle for survival.

Hitler, some have pointed out, came off the wall with these prison camps that were patterned in part after the soviet gulags, a strange development never seen before in the west. Well, they came in handy, as the jew built its holocaust myth around them. There are many levels of indisputable analysis that prove there was none, but the scientific proof completely refuting the claim of human gas chambers in places like Auschwitz and Dachau, as expertly delineated in the Rudolf Report, is particularly compelling.

Given that, when the smoke cleared, there was absolutely no territorial gains for the 'liberators', and that the only territorial gain was for the jew (israhell), and the soviet jewnion, which was ALLOWED by the allies to plow west, setting up camp along the way throughout eastern Europe, only to literally have jew controlled death squads left to terrorize the EE Christian, it would be pretty hard to argue that Hitler and his war, despite superficially the 'righteous' cause to condemn the global jew mafia, served any other purpose except to finally give the jew what it long sought, by any evil despicable means possible, and that was to get the jew state set up in Palestine, laughably and purposefully and misleadingly named 'israel'.

It is no secret the zionist was eager to populate the region, and this is where the soviet union came in, and the necessity for the fog of war, in order that Stalin, and all his willing assistants down the line, to relocate juden cattle from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, and other parts into the region of Palestine. Hitler and his nazis were also in on the game. That is also commonly known. Everybody knows you cannot take over anywhere with 'your people' if your people don't show up 😀 Santa Ana found that out in 1835 when the failure of enough Mexicans to migrate north forced him to capitulate and sell the southwest territory to the U.S. Fed govt and quit the war.

Soros is, has been, and always will be a dyed in the wool zionist. His alleged collaboration with Hitler and the Nazis (need to cite a source here) was only to further the singular goal and purpose of both European wars in the first half of the 20th century, but particularly Hitler's war, and that was the establishment of the jew state.

Roseanne can fight back by citing sources and facts, but she is flailing at the wind with comments like hers unless she first establishes a proper foundation.

In the meantime, the jew relishes half baked tweets like Roseanne's because it gives them yet another opportunity to boo hoo for the jew, intoning somber moralisms about such 'hateful' speech, and how it does not represent ' what we stand for' at ABC, which, of course, is all the typical load of crap we are used to - even though it is partially true, because ABC is jew owned and jew controlled.

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mkkby Sofa King Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:02 Permalink

Love the libtard hypocrisy, on display again and again.  The same things said about Trump or a republican would be ignored or even applauded.  As soon as I heard she attacked a Clinton and Soros I knew she was fucked.

As for Soros, his globalism and paid/fake protest movements should have him swinging from a lamp post.  But this video is not an admission of collaboration or war crimes.  If anything it's evidence of PTSD.  He did what he did at gunpoint.  Prisoners do work for the prison system.  It doesn't mean they love the guards.

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Leakanthrophy nightshiftsucks Tue, 05/29/2018 - 21:05 Permalink

You're obviously a cunt kike...not that is your fault.

Your stupid argument is like saying Mel Gibson is a patriot for ranting about jews when he was drunk as a skunk. 

Ohh wait, he was the Patriot, only on the big screen.

Where was this (((Roseanne))) you speak of for the last 30 of her 65years?

Doing "patriot" work for the tribe, I reckon.

 

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Chris2 Mr. Ed Tue, 05/29/2018 - 17:24 Permalink

Roseanne is a Jew, she thought she had Jewish privilege.

"As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it's good," Smith said overseas. "We get to hear it. We get to know who people really are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country."

Will Smith August 2016

He didn't lose his gig or agent, neither did Robert De Niro.

"Trump is a pig, a dog, a mutt."

I don't trust people who don't like dogs.

Then there was that black actor who's name I forgot that wanted Trump to be burned in a grease fire....WTF is he Indian or a fry cook at Denny's?

 

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