ABC Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey in Spotlight After ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation

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ABC released a statement announcing the cancellation: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show".

Roseanne, which was revived earlier in 2018 after 21 years off the air, imploded this morning after Barr posted an offensive tweet about former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett. Eventually, though, she apologized, tweeting, "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans".

The woman who inadvertently played a significant role in Roseanne's cancellation Tuesday has weighed in on the controversy, calling Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about her something worth turning into "a teaching moment". "Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste", she said.

I give ABC credit for cancelling "Roseanne" - but this wasn't the first time, so why was she given this opportunity in the first place?

"There are times when we can consume problematic pop culture, but this is not one of those times", Gay wrote.

On Monday, one of her tweets said only "Chelsea Soros Clinton". "Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client".

ABC's move has been praised by many while others - including Variety TV critic Caroline Framke - say the network's real fault was in giving Barr a platform in the first place, given her history of making racist, derogatory and out-there public statements.

"Don't feel sorry for me, guys!" There were nine episodes in Season 10, and 13 episodes were ordered for Season 11, according to Deadline. Another cable network, Laff, also said it was removing reruns of the show.

Lemon still commended ABC for canceling the show, which had been a commercial success and provided the network with a huge audience. ABC quickly renewed the show for another season, even as Barr herself remained a lightning rod on Twitter, often sharing conspiracy theories.

Barr was responding to a comment about Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to President Obama.

As far as Trump's concerned, Nischelle Turner noted the President's embrace of Roseanne and said, "It's hard not to liken those two".

Ms Barr has also been dropped from her talent agency. "What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency", an internal message circulated to the company's staff said.

For the revival, Roseanne gave Barr's personal support of US President Donald Trump to her character. "But you don't have to participate in it".

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