ABC Cancels Roseanne Barr’s Show Over Racist Tweet
They couldn’t lower the Barr any further. The network jettisoned the popular revival of Roseanne yesterday over what it called an “abhorrent” tweet, in which the comedian compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, to an ape. Barr deleted the tweet and apologized for what she claimed was “a bad joke.” Her show had resonated among conservatives because Barr and her character both support President Donald Trump. But OZY’s Pooja Bhatia points out that “flyover country” is more complex than Roseanne ever made it out to be.