Cast & Crew react to Roseanne's cancellation

posted by Lightning -

Lead actress and comedian, Roseanne Barr caused major controversy yesterday when she came out with a tweet bashing Valerie Jarrett, who was a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama. She went off on a rant about her and then followed up with a later tweet saying "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = VJ". It was obvious this was geared at Valerie. ABC then decided to cancel the show immediately after her tweet did damage on the internet...

Roseanne did later apologize and tried to justice her behavior by saying that "it was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting-it was Memorial Day too-I went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake-I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please." She also tweeted an apology and kept pleading that people don't defend her. At least she is taking accountability and acknowleding that what she did was wrong...

While Roseanne acknowledges her mistake, the damage has already been done. Her words don't just affect her, but that of her co-stars and the show as a whole. Her image represents the show as a whole so naturally her comments make everyone look bad. Her co-stars therefore spoke out about the tweet and the cancelling of the show. The overwhelming feeling was that of disappointment and sadness. 

Here Sara Gilbert,  the actor who plays one of Roseanne's daughters, Darlene on the show spoke out...

Followed by Michael Fishman, the actor who played Roseanne's son on the show...

Emma Kenney, the actress who played Roseanne's granddaughter, also took to Twitter

Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer on the Roseanne show, immediately decided that she was going to leave the show. This was even before ABC officially cancelled the show.

All in all, this was a very poor decision on Roseanne's part. A decision she is now regretting and acknowledges. A majority of her co-stars and crew are upset or disappointed by her because they had something good going and were receiving good reviews and ratings from the show. It's a shame it had to come to an end so quickly after such a stupid mistake.

For more of the fallout from Roseanne's tweet and the cancellation of the show to follow, read on HERE.

-Producer Lightning



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