‘Roseanne’ Reboot Canceled By ABC After Racist “Ape” Remark

Published: Tuesday 29th May 2018 by Sam

ABC have pulled the plug on ‘Roseanne.’

In an unprecedented (yet commendable) move, the network have opted to cease working with the show’s lead Roseanne Barr after the shocking racist remarks she made on social media earlier today.

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As reported, the 65-year-old was dragged on every corner of social media after branding President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett an “ape.” Her exact quote was:

With many calling for disciplined response from ABC, the network obliged by scrapping her show altogether.

In a short but direct statement, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey:

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

The news is positively stunning.

For, the show’s revival was a mega-success – drawing almost 20 million viewers per episode. A reality unheard of in today’s scripted, on-demand climate.

And with said viewership comes hefty advertising dollars that are being wilfully left on the table. Put simply, ABC are sending a loud and clear message.

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If there’s one drawback, it’s the fact that Barr’s disgusting remarks have now affected the careers of her castmates.

At the time of the tweet, ‘Roseanne’ actress and exec producer Sara Gilbert (who was the driving force of the reboot) blasted her longtime friend and colleague. She said:

“Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least. This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love — one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.”

Unfortunate as it is for the rest of the cast, we say good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  1. Section8DaGreat May 29, 2018

    When are these fools going to learn? SMH

    • Lmfao_Hoe May 29, 2018

      Right, freedom of speech but understand there are consequences behind one’s choice of words on such a platform. Such hate will not be tolerated period.

      • Jeans May 29, 2018

        Wow. I just watched 4 episodes last night to catch up on it since I’ve been missing it. Smh. Wow. Welp!!! (Awaits Martin reboot)

    • ??? May 29, 2018

      lmao that trash should have never been rebooted in the first place. i always saw it as a low budget version of married with children back in the day anyway lmfaooooo

  2. Fancy BISH May 29, 2018

    Bye LOWanne! I’m sure ABC was uncomfortable with this show since it debuted with high ratings! ABC probably didn’t want Roseanne to become a flagship show anyway! They were probably scrambling wondering how they would have to program around Roseanne! And they probably were uncomfortable marketing to Trump Land, if you know what I mean! Trust, the way they cancelled her lopsided asss so quick lol…they were cleaning house!

    • SMH May 29, 2018

      Lol I think you’re right, it does say alot that they canceled her so quickly even though the show was pulling in very good ratings.

  3. Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 29, 2018

    Good Riddance. Hateful and terroristic comments will not be tolerated. VJ is a human being. She is not an “ape”.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 29, 2018

      Exactly I am so here for her being CLOCKTD, EXPOSED AND CANCELLED! This is a messy may

  4. Tori May 29, 2018

    That was fast

  5. SMH May 29, 2018

    Wow. I’m glad but TRULY shocked. i expected a long winded “statement” from ABC, but canceling her altogether is a complete surprise to me, especially considering the success of the reboot. Kudos to ABC for having some balls lol!

    • Tori May 29, 2018

      Most likely she was a problem to them and they saw this as an opportunity to cancel her anyway.

  6. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. May 29, 2018

    Idiot!

  7. TheTruth May 29, 2018

    I don’t know her. Next story please.

  8. ??? May 29, 2018

    lmao now can someone cancel that orange moron in the white house please??? lmfaooo

    • Fancy BISH May 29, 2018

      Yes ??

  9. Carlitos May 29, 2018

    I enjoyed the reboot but it definitely wasn’t the same. Roseanne has changed for the worst. Very sad. I’m glad her disgusting words and views will not be tolerated.

  10. WhoDat May 29, 2018

    ABC = Disney. She’s the star of the show. It’s not like she was some character they could have written off. Disney – and any media in general I’d like to think – cannot let such thing happen. That was not the type of comment you can get away from with a quick apology. I guess she’s the average white racist from deep America. People can now see her for who she really is. Say adios to your career… ??

  11. Ajm265 May 29, 2018

    Talk about cutting your own nose off to smite your face. How stupid could you be.

  12. Tino May 29, 2018

    Man she lost all those people their jobs SMH feel bad for the young actors and all the people behind the scenes

  13. Tino May 29, 2018

    Can’t wait to watch the talk tomorrow let

  14. eric May 29, 2018

    Time’s up Roseanne! You should’ve listened to Janet’s speech!!

  15. I HATE WHYYTE N BLACCK BITCHEZZZZ both not ish May 29, 2018

    Fat pig

  16. Charli Cheer Up May 29, 2018

    Kinda sad. I enjoyed watching the revival series. It wad the show that launched the career of Sarah Gilbert. Now its gone again..

  17. Gurlwepa89 May 29, 2018

    Such a disgusting pig, I hope this will be her permanent downfall and no ONE should ever hire her. Shame!!

  18. Chez Snailez June 6, 2018

    Funny how everyone ignored the whole ‘muslim brotherhood’ part and immediately went for the ‘blacks are apes’ angle. Almost as is it’s expected somehow that blacks compare to apes. #softbigotryoflowexpectations

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