Celebrities React To Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet & Cancellation Of Her Show
On Tuesday, ABC decided to cancel Roseanne Barr’s reboot of her titular show, following her (since-deleted) racist tweet aimed at Valerie Jarrett, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama; celebrities are weighing in on the situation.
ABC decided to remove Barr’s show from their network due to the fact that her beliefs were “inconsistent with [their] values.” Since then, many celebrities have applauded the company for their decision.
Rob Reiner tweeted that the network did the right thing, but is also expecting President Donald Trump will “continue to stoke evil.”
ABC has done the right thing. They’ve stood up against racism. It is our country’s original sin. But this is 2018 and it has no place in the hearts of decent people. Unfortunately our president has stoked these evil fires. If he doesn’t applaud ABC, he will continue to stoke evil
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) May 29, 2018
Cher expressed her concern about the cast and crew that will be left jobless due to Barr’s racism.
Feel sorry 4 cast and crew of Rosanne.Her racism left good ppl out in the cold,without jobs.Those ppl MUST pay bills,take care of their kids,or parents.Was Ridiculing ppl
On Twitter Worth The Jobs Of the Ppl She Worked With,HER FRIENDS⁉PPL WHO WERE EXCITED 2 B 2GETHER AGAIN
— Cher (@cher) May 30, 2018
Director Ava DuVernay pointed out that the president of ABC, Channing Dungey, is black and is “like a Queen in full judgement of your garbage and taking it out.”
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 29, 2018
Ben Platt added a touch of sarcasm, believing that the reboot should not have happened in the first place.
What?! Roseanne’s an irresponsible role model and a racist and probably shouldn’t have been brought back to television in the first place?! This is brand new information!!
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) May 29, 2018
Kumail Nanjiani believes that it the show’s cancellation is a good thing, but fears the backlash that will follow.
I’m glad Roseanne is canceled.
The backlash to its cancellation is going to be a deafening nightmare.
Nothing good has come of this entire thing.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 29, 2018