The Barr backlash continues!
Embattled comedienne Roseanne and her castmates on the show that bears her name are all collectively paying the price for its star’s
racist tendencies ill-timed and ill-received jokes on Twitter earlier today (click here to read more). Taking to the social media platform to refer to Valerie Jarrett, the former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, as the baby of the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes,” the 65-year-old actress set off a firestorm of controversy – a fury that prompted a quick apology from her.
Unfortunately for her the bid for forgiveness was too little, too late. ABC, the parent network to the wildly popular ‘Roseanne’ show reboot, immediately distanced itself from the comedienne by not only denouncing the cruel commentary but also cancelling the hit show.
As if that wasn’t enough, other networks and streaming platforms that aired the show (or its original) are following suit:
Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet Tuesday morning has now cost her even more as Viacom announced that Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT will all be pulling “Roseanne” reruns from the air.
The working-class family comedy, starring Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Sara Gilbert, ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997 before being revived this year on the same network.
Hulu also pulled the show from its streaming service Tuesday, a source told the Daily News.
Barr was also dropped by her talent agency, ICM, and ABC gave up its Emmy campaign for the comedy.