“Roseanne” show cancelled after racist remarks

Katia Avelar, J1 reporter

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Roseanne Barr, an American actress, is under fire for her racist tweets on May 29, 2018. This caused controversy, which resulted in her ABC hit show “Roseanne” to be cancelled. Many fans and cast members were shocked to have heard this news.

The tweet was against former Obama-era staffer, Valerie Jarrett. The tweet showed racism and inappropriate behavior. Twitter outraged and ABC network decided to cancel the show. Barr claimed she begged ABC producers to not cancel the show and that she apologizes for the statements she’s made. Barr also stated that she tried to save 300 people’s jobs. Her boss, Ben Sherwood, Disney- ABC Television group’s president, decided it was best to cancel her show. Sherwood stated “What you have done is egregious and unforgivable”.

The Roseanne show is an American television sitcom broadcasted by ABC. Massive views of 17.7 million and 4.9 rating in adults. It scored the highest rated Tuesday telecast on any night in 6 years. Barr’s cast mates had opinions of their own as well, they called her tweets “reprehensible” and “intolerable.”

Freedom students also had opinions of their own. Sophomore, Edward Ortiz said “It’s a shame how she thought her tweets were okay. I really lost respect for her.” Another Freedom Sophomore, Katy Reyes, said “Being racist is not okay and it shouldn’t be forgiven that easy.” The Roseanne show is officially called off for a season 2.

 

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