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Hollywood reacts to 'Roseanne' cancellation

ANI | Updated: May 30, 2018 14:37 IST

New Delhi [India], May 30 (ANI): In a stunning move, ABC has decided to cancel its 'Roseanne' revival following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.
In a now-deleted tweet, Barr on Tuesday called former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett an ape and compared her to an Islamist organization.
Barr, however, later tendered an apology for her remark and announced that she is leaving Twitter.
In the wake of the show's cancellation, many Hollywood celebrities took to Twitter to praise ABC for shelving Barr.
'Roseanne' actress Emma Kenney, who played Roseanne's granddaughter on the comedyb tweeted, "As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I was told it was cancelled. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes , Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power. Bullies will NEVER win."

Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold also wrote, "Ton of respect for Bob Iger. Tough decision with financial consequences for his company but right for don't bug Bob but maybe someone else find out if I'm still banned from all of @ABCNetwork for calling Roseanne Barr out first on her racist conspiracy tweets?"

'Speechless' star Minnie Driver also wrote, "So proud of @ABCNetwork for having the ethical compunction to cancel #Rosanne despite the show's huge numbers. We too make a show about a middle class family , come and watch us instead #speechless @Speechless_ABC."

Kumail Nanjiani tweeted, "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."