Roseanne Barr has returned to Twitter and told people not to feel sorry for her while also highlighting supporters’ tweets that attacked ABC and others.
Barr’s tweetstorm late Tuesday evening came hours after ABC announced it was canceling the reboot of her show “Roseanne” over a racist tweet that referred to former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.”
In the post-firing tweet, Barr apologized to “all the wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”
She then retweeted supporters’ statements attacking ABC’s hiring of Keith Olbermann, who has harshly criticized President Donald Trump, and a meme that placed Jarrett’s photo side-by-side with a “Planet of the Apes” actor.
In addition to ABC’s cancellation of the show, The Laff comedy channel is removing all “Roseanne” episodes from its schedule following Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet.
The television network devoted to comedy around-the-clock says in a statement that it is “disgusted by Barr’s comments” and has yanked all reruns of the original sitcom “for the time being, effective immediately.”
The fallout has also included Barr being dropped by her agents.
ICM Partners said in a statement Tuesday that Barr’s tweet was “disgraceful,” ”unacceptable” and “antithetical to our core values.”
The company says it has ended its relationship with Barr “effective immediately.”
“Roseanne” executive producer and co-show-runner Bruce Helford said he was “personally horrified and saddened” by Barr’s comments, and they don’t reflect the values of the people who worked incredibly hard to create an amazing show.