Pamela Bevelhymer / Flickr Roseanne Barr at the 1st Comedy...
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That didn’t take long. ABC has pulled the plug on Roseanne after her racist tweet late last night.

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey wasted no time:

The outrage to the racist tweet was swift, causing consulting producer Wanda Sykes to walk away from the show.

Valerie Jarrett, the target of Barr’s racist comment and a former senior adviser to President Obama, happens to have been scheduled to participate in a previously announced town hall on everyday racism.


ABC Entertainment is owned by Disney and the entertainment company’s chairman and CEO Robert Iger has chimed in with what is probably the final word.

Nevertheless, this is sort of an amazing idea from Twitter user @PartyCatOlivia — what if they simply recast the show with Wanda Sykes as the lead! They could pull off a “Becky”!

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3 COMMENTS

  1. When Valerie Harper was fired, they renamed her show Valerie’s Family, so it’s not unheard of. I feel bad for the rest of the cast and crew. Roseanne let her big racist biggoted ignorant mouth flap/tweet one too many times, now they are out of work. Never put your life in the hands of evil. People like her have dark souls and never see the wrong in what they say or do.

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