Roseanne Cancelled by ABC After Racist Tweet by Roseanne Barr


Roseanne Barr just found out the hard way that there are no do-overs on social media. Barr set off a firestorm across the web this week with a racist insult on Twitter aimed at Valerie Jarrett, former aide to President Obama. The backlash was quick and fierce and although she attempted to apologize and deleted her account on Twitter, it was too late. The damage had been done. ABC responded by cancelling her recently revived show, which had already been renewed for a second season:

Barr is a well-known Trump supporter and has certainly been no stranger to controversy over the years. However, the new season of her TV show had received mostly positive reviews and was praised for its humourous and heartfelt portrayal of a divided Middle America. It is unfortunate that the show cannot continue on without her, but when the show name is your name, that is next to impossible. Are you disappointed by this news? Do you think Roseanne’s career will ever recover?

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  • Corey Pierce

    My decision to let season 9 stay canon has been justified.

  • yonato

    Frank must be pretty disappointed

  • Matthew Goddard

    They could always do like “Kevin can Wait” and just start Season 2 saying how sad it was that Roseanne died but we will go on as hard as it is.

  • Beat_C

    good riddance.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Hey celebrities! Stay the fuck off twitter! If you absolutely must say something offensive, phone your racist uncle or do it during a drug and alcohol fueled police car chase so we can have a redemption story. Coz there’s no coming back from this.

  • Lori Cerny

    That’s true. I feel so bad for the rest of the actors, particularly John Goodman who’s looking a little rough these days.

  • 1138sw

    Aren’t you guys glad to be living in Canada? It is very very fucked up over here right now.

  • Jake

    It’s time for ‘Jackie’. Make it happen ABC.

  • schizopolis

    Nah, they’re all white dudes. Nothing would change if Film Junk lived in the US. Life might even be better. Frank would have a blast going to all the Trump rallies. Jay would be a Hollywood director. Sean is already in NYC hanging with celebs hosting a YouTube channel called First We Feast.

  • Oso Jugo

    Canada is a hell pit. Same liberal maniacs here who don’t believe there is such a thing as right and wrong but somehow still believe that racism is the capital sin of the sins, with murder maybe a distant second. Treachery, fraud, deception, and lies though? That’s this country’s bread and butter. I live it everyday. All are off their rockers. Fire, please rain from the sky.

  • 1138sw

    Sounds like like you’re talking about America except it’s the Neocons here that have messed everything up with their Hypocritical ideology for the last 35+ years.

  • Corey Pierce

    you sound like Rorschach but more depressing.

  • Oso Jugo

    You’re too cool for me Corey. I understand that now, after reading your comment of an almost supernatural piercing insight.

  • Oso Jugo

    Sorry, I had written out a reply, but either it was deleted or detected as spam or sumthin so not writing it out again. Just look up Aldous Huxley’s concentration camp of the mind quote. That quote describes what has happened in Canada.

  • Jonny Ashley

    lmao, don’t eat the russia puffs. side effects may include hallucinations of the p.c. police coming to get you.

  • Oso Jugo

    Yeah, you’re right. Aldous Huxley, distinguished member of the British establishment–nominated for the Nobel prize no less than 7 times–when he told a California medical school in 1961 that in the future the world would be controlled by drugs and brainwashing, was just engaging in stoner talk with a few buddies of his. No worries.

    People like you are like Winston’s idiot neighbor in 1984 who are just blissfully unaware of the world they find themselves in. Or as King Solomon said a long time ago, the number of fools is infinite.

  • 9No

    Whats with the Goodman dig? He’s 65 years old and has lost a lot of weight.