Roseanne Barr Thrown Out After Racist Tweets

Anna Jefferson
June 7, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday that "no one is defending" Barr's remarks and called them "inappropriate", but she also excoriated the media for what she said was unfair treatment of the Trump administration. Barr later apologized and said she would stop posting on Twitter.

"Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me", Barr wrote early Wednesday.

Barr has gone on a Twitter barrage following the show's cancellation, apologizing to Jarrett and, in a series of tweets, suggesting that her racist comment about Jarrett was the result of taking the prescription sleep drug Ambien.

Prior to that, she oversaw drama development for the network, where she was involved in launching many of ABC's long-running series, including "Scandal", "How to Get Away With Murder" and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD". "I blame myself, not Ambien", she tweeted.

Barr ended her most recent string of tweets by writing, "I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation".

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"Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the terrible statements made and said about me on ABC", Trump tweeted.

President Donald Trump has broken his silence on the cancellation of "Roseanne".

Barr lost her eponymous sitcom, "Roseanne", on Tuesday after she posted bigoted comments regarding Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to former USA president Barack Obama. She called it "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". And then they both agreed that they didn't want Mike Pence to become president. "But I also think that every individual citizen has a responsibility too, and it's up to all of us to push back".

Barr still claims she was just joking when she compared Jarrett to "Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

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ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's tweets. While it makes sense to consider this given that the production company is already on the hook for some of these actor salaries for Roseanne season 11, turning that into a different show could offer up some sort of return on their investment.

The disgraced television star was spotted out walking in her native Utah on Thursday, her first public appearance since the rival of her hit show was axed by ABC. "It represented the work of hundreds of talented people. I will be on Joe Rogan's podcast Friday (sic)", Roseanne tweeted.

When "Roseanne" premiered to an unexpectedly large audience, Dungey and Sherwood credited the program to an initiative undertaken in the wake of the 2016 election. It's also worth noting that Barr has a history of retweeting conspiracy theories. After Sara and Michael slammed her social media activity, she tweeted that they had thrown her "under the bus". Clinton herself corrected Barr online.

Barr has since issued an apology to Jarrett and fellow Americans in light of the backlash she suffered.

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