Barr has a long history of tweeting racist and generally bigoted comments and, according to Arnold, ABC knew what they signed up for and "needed someone to wrangle her in and take her phone". "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please". Caplan hasn't heard from Barr, "nor do I expect to", and stressed that her tweet "doesn't reflect anything to do with our show, which was built on trying to explore a universal humanity that everyone goes through during hard times and difficult circumstances".
"For myself, being an Asian American woman, being a person of color, I have had moments throughout my career where I have let a moment go, and I regretted it".
The president reveled in the show's success this spring, especially after Barr's character came out as a supporter of his policies.
And she said she thinks the reason ABC pulled the plug was a threatened boycott by advertisers. Since continuing the show without Barr in the title role still means financial benefits for her as its creator, putting the remaining cast in a new show is something that works for everyone.
Daily Wire contributor Michael Knowles said while Barr's tweet was in poor taste, "the popular furor to fire her is mostly performed and motivated by the Left's hysterical contempt for anyone even vaguely supportive of President Trump".
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"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show", ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. He continued, "ABC lost maybe $1 billion from this; this show was grinding out money hand over fist and they lost it all because somebody didn't say, 'Get that phone out of her hand.' She's not going to go on TV and say these things".
Barr was responding to a comment about Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to President Obama. As for other actors on the show, stars like Sara Gilbert have said they are "disappointed in [Barr's] actions to say the least".
Rocker Ted Nugent, who has sparked outrage with his own controversial comments on multiple occasions, tweeted, "So Roseanne referencing a movie title is racist".
United States president Donald Trump has weighed in on the Roseanne Barr debate.