As a result of Roseanne Barr' derogatory rant, ABC made the decision to cancel the sitcom "Roseanne" on Tuesday. When the Twitter user pointed to her previous tweets-and the headlines they inspired-she wrote, "i blamed myself. stop lying". While asking not to be defended, she retweeted comments from supporters that attacked ABC and complained that conservatives are tweeted more harshly than liberals for their behavior.
HollywoodLife learned EXCLUSIVELY that Roseanne believes she's being "misunderstood", but her tweets aren't helping.
Gilbert, who plays Darlene Conner on the show, also denounced Barr's comments.
In a statement that was just issued, ABC called the comedian's original tweets "abhorrent".
The comic later apologized, saying she would be "leaving twitter" indefinitely.
She previously called for Trump to fire White House special assistant Kelly Sadler after The Hill reported that the staffer mocked John McCain's brain cancer by saying his views don't matter because "he's dying anyway." "Forgive me - my joke was in bad taste". "Hear me out: just because Roseanne is gone, doesn't mean the whole show has to go".
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. "ME", Barr wrote. "You throw me under the bus. nice!" In one reply, she compared herself to President Trump. "He said he had zero tolerance. and I appreciate that", she said.
Barr apologized for the tweet, describing it as "a bad joke".
In another seemingly deleted tweet, Barr asked her fans not to boycott ABC, writing, "I'm not a censor and they have the right to do what they wish".
Streaming service Hulu and other cable networks have removed Roseanne reruns, and Barr was also dropped by her talent agency. She also apologized to those who lost their jobs because of her, but then later reacted to their posts about her. It was praised for its realistic portrayal of working-class life.
The current Roseanne was ABC's biggest hit of the 2017-2018 season, drawing an average 18.7 million viewers, second only to CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, according to Nielsen data through May 20.