Before 'Roseanne' Cancellation, Valerie Jarrett Was Called by Disney's CEO

Before 'Roseanne' Cancellation, Valerie Jarrett Was Called by Disney's CEO

Before 'Roseanne' Cancellation, Valerie Jarrett Was Called by Disney's CEO

Just hours after that tweet gained attention on social media, ABC said it was canceling Roseanne for what it denounced as an "abhorrent" and "repugnant" statement by Barr.

In a statement regarding her comments, Barr explained how she ended up tweeting about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and that she doesn't want people defending her. It's unclear what "statements" Trump is referencing in the tweet, but it likely relates to ABC News' coverage of his presidency.

Jarrett, 61, said on Tuesday that Disney chief executive Bob Iger called her before ABC announced the show's cancellation. Barr had retweeted people comparing those celebrities treatment by the network to her own, insinuating there was a double standard at play. The comedian later apologized to the cast and crew of her show who are now without jobs.

Roseanne Barr is blaming her controversial tweet about Valerie Jarrett on a sleeping pill. I'm shocked. A lot of times people say disgusting things all over Twitter and all over TV and nothing is ever done.

"I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN", Sanders said at the time. One of the retweets included photos of Jarrett and Obama next to a photo of an ape.


With the cancelation of her series, her co-stars speaking out against her words, and Twitter having a field day mocking Barr, Williams doesn't believe the star has much of a career left at this point.

Under fire for the Jarrett insult, Barr has deleted the tweet and apologized. "Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste". "ME", Barr wrote. "You throw me under the bus. nice!" Barr has yet to respond to the show's cancellation.

"It was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting - it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended - it was egregious Indefensible", she wrote.

Other Barr retweets suggested ABC was wrong to cancel Roseanne and that Barr thought the company had applied a double standard in choosing to dismiss her.

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