After a racist tweet by comedian Roseanne Bar, US radio station ABC has dropped its television show Roseanne. The comment on Twitter is disgusting, repulsive and does not agree with values of broadcaster, said president of ABC Entertainment Group, Channing Dungey. That's why ABC decided to discontinue show.
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.— Roseanne Barr (@realroseanne) May 29, 2018
Barr had previously offended African American politician and longtime advisor to former President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett looks as if she was child of Muslim Brorhood and Planet of Apes, Barr had written. First, she defended her tweet, which many in comments described as racist. "Islam is not a race," had responded to bar.
Shortly reafter, US comedian deleted tweet and released an apology. "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and all Americans," she wrote. She is sorry to have made a joke about her politics and her appearance. "I should have known better." Her wit was of bad taste.
I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC.— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 29, 2018
According to Barr's remarks, main author of show, Wanda Sykes, announced that she would leave programme. Actress Sarah Gilbert, who plays in show takes wary notice daughter, showed herself disappointed by Barr's remarks. The situation is difficult for everyone, because "we have created a programme that we believe we are proud of and that spectators love," wrote Gilbert on Twitter. It is a programme that has nothing to do with opinions and words of a contributor.
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 opinions and words of one cast member.
In 1990s, Roseanne was extremely popular. The new edition celebrated a remarkable comeback more than two decades later: more than 18 million spectators switched on first broadcast at end of March. Among conservative Americans, new episodes were popular because Barr's figure represented a supporter of US president Donald Trump. After two shipments, broadcaster announced in March, because of good ratings, to Roseanne to prolong an eleventh season.Date Of Update: 30 May 2018, 12:02