VOTE: Do you agree with ABC's decision to cancel 'Roseanne' over the star's personal comments?


Social media exploded after ABC announced the successful reboot of “Roseanne” is cancelled hours after its title star, Roseanne Barr, made racist comments on Twitter.

In one of multiple Twitter apologies, which has now been deleted, Barr said she was on Ambien when she referred to Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to Barack Obama, as the offspring of “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, the first African American executive to lead a U.S. broadcast network, said in a statement.

Despite Barr’s announcement that she was leaving Twitter after the incident, the sitcom star returned to retweet and respond to messages.

Many individuals, celebrities included, took to social media to applaud the network’s decision to cancel the show, despite it being the highest-rated and most watched new series in the 2017-18 season. Others believe that her personal comments on Twitter should not have impacted the sitcom.

Some people have also questioned if her personal beliefs should have been identified by ABC sooner, possibly stoping “Roseanne” from returning to television in the first place.

Before the controversial Jarret comment, Barr tweeted that Chelsea Clinton is married to billionaire philanthropist George Soros’ nephew. Clinton responded to Barr, saying she is in no way related to the Soros family (she is married to Marc Mezvinsky), but when Barr apologized for the mistake she called Soros “a nazi.”

So what do you think should have happened to the Roseanne show? Did ABC make the right decision? Vote in the poll above and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

The actress believes the cast and crew of the popular show shouldn’t have to be punished for Roseanne’s crude comments after ABC’s cancellation.