Donald Trump wants an apology from Disney execs because they cancelled 'Roseanne'

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Donald Trump wants an apology from Disney execs because they cancelled 'Roseanne'

Jarrett revealed that Bob Iger, the head of ABC parent company Disney, telephoned her personally to tell her the network was cancelling the show.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke his silence about the racism row engulfing supporter Roseanne Barr, not to condemn her outburst but to attack ABC television for purported media bias.

And, in one of her many tweets and retweets Wednesday, Barr expressed sadness that Roseanne co-star Goodman and Laurie Metcalf also lost their jobs as a result of the cancellation, but she blamed ABC.

Despite defenses from TV show hosts that equate "being a racist" with "having mental health issues" in a way that's quite offensive to people with mental health issues who nevertheless don't tweet racist things.

Barr sounds like she would support such a development. "I am disappointed in her actions to say the least". Would they have cancelled it if they owned the show and dot dot dot?' You can make a bunch of kind of caveats but at the end of the day, something bad happened, and then the network reacted.

"I am exhausted of being smeared-over a stupid mistake erasing 30 yrs of activism", she wrote.

"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 in a message that has since been deleted.

The show would need to be renamed - since you can't have a show called Roseanne without, well, Roseanne - but even if a show were to continue with the existing characters everyone knows and love, there would still be another problem.

"I think you could tell equally compelling stories without [Roseanne]", Smith said.

"I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends", she wrote. "I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", he said when asked if he thought the Barr controversy would cost him the award.

It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for Roseanne Barr, whose hit show "Roseanne" was canceled yesterday by ABC after the star's racist tweet that was directed at Valerie Jarrett, a former President Barack Obama aide.

Barr, who is no stranger to posting conspiracy theories, drew fierce criticism for appearing to affirm the tweet, which has only been reported on as a conspiracy theory rather than fact.

Barr's agent also dropped her and several services pulled "Roseanne" reruns.

The show scored huge ratings and was renewed for an 11th season after largely positive reviews - including from the president.

She also retweeted several messages complaining that ABC's decision was political and wondering why they hadn't axed performers who had said terrible things about Donald Trump.

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