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Hollywood In Shock: ABC Ends Popular ‘Roseanne’ Reboot Following Controversial Tweets

Hollywood In Shock: ABC Ends Popular ‘Roseanne’ Reboot Following Controversial Tweets

ABC has put an official end to itsĀ RoseanneĀ PR nightmare, cancelling the revived comedy in the wake of starĀ Roseanne Barrā€™s racist Twitter tirade.

In a statement, Channing Dungey, president of ABC statement said, ā€œRoseanneā€™s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.ā€

The move came just moments after Barrā€™s TV daughter, Sara Gilbert, released her own statement, condemning the outburst.

In a pair of tweets, Gilbert called her TVā€™s momā€™s Tuesday-morning tirade ā€” inĀ which she described African-American former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett as a combination of the Muslim Brotherhood andĀ Planet of the ApesĀ in a since-deleted tweet ā€” ā€œabhorrent,ā€ adding that the remark does ā€œnot reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.ā€

Gilbert continued, ā€œThis is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as weā€™ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences loveā€” one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.ā€

Barr later apologized for the remark before announcing that she was quitting Twitter.

In the immediate aftermath of Barrā€™s outburst, consulting producerĀ Wanda Sykes announced that she would not be back for Season 11. It was the showā€™s second major departure;Ā Whitney Cummings, who served as co-showrunner for Season 10, recently stepped down. She cited ā€œwork commitments and my tour scheduleā€ as the reasons for her departure.

H/T TVline

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