Trump weighs in on cancellation of ‘Roseanne’

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Roseanne Barr made it clear on Wednesday she's considering fighting ABC's move to cancel her revival after her racist tweet - and the comic even pushed an accusation that former first lady Michelle Obama was behind her ouster.

Roseanne was canceled on Tuesday after Barr caused an uproar when she tweeted a racist remark about Barack Obama's former White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett, which read: "Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

Ms. Barr's on-set presence had also mellowed significantly from what it was during the show's initial run in the 1990s, when she developed a reputation for being hard to work with and treating her writers with little respect.

Roseanne Barr has blamed sleeping pills for a tweet that led to the cancellation of her hit show, but the drug company says "racism is not a known side effect". The show made a comeback in March this year after a 21-year hiatus. The initial tweet outraged fans and as well as her own castmates.

Sanders also said Iger owes Christians an apology for failing to take action after ABC host Joy Behar called a tenet of Vice President Mike Pence's evangelical Christianity "mental illness". Barr retweeted the claim to her followers. She later reiterated, "Again, the president spent his day focused with things going on this morning".

She reposted a tweet by Sara Gilbert, the actress who played her daughter, Darlene, on the show and served as executive producer.

Some people with right-wing views saw double standards.

Meanwhile, Roseanne and Trump supporters tried to compare Barr's show's cancellation to Bill Maher's comparison of the president to an orangutan.

Trump has posted a tweet that didn't address the content of Barr's tweet directly, but referred to grievances Trump evidently feels about statements made and said about him on ABC. Her co-stars and showrunners of the series are now suddenly out of work as well, after previously being told the show was picked up for a second season.

Iger, who once considered challenging Trump for the presidency in 2020, indeed called Jarrett to inform her about the show's cancellation.

"Wow! unreal", Barr tweeted back.

"Everyone trusted each other, and we were all on the same team", he said.

She later said: "I think Joe Rogan is right about ambien".

In his tweet, the actor bemoaned the impact of Barr's words on the cast and crew and said the show's storylines were often about inclusiveness. "In one tweet, Olbermann called Trump a "[expletive] lying, anti-democracy [expletive] who lied to the American people with no [expletive] quote [expletive] marks".

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