ABC bosses have claimed that Roseanne Barr’s tweet about Valerie Jarrett was the tipping point after “multiple instances” that led to her sitcom being axed.
Back in May, Roseanne faced a massive backlash over a tweet in which she compared Barack Obama’s former adviser to a cross between the “Muslim brotherhood” and an “ape”.
The controversy led ABC to pull the recently-rebooted sitcom ‘Roseanne’ from the air, though Channing Dungey, the head of ABC Entertainment, has now insisted that the tweet was not the only thing that led to its cancellation.
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Speaking to Deadline, Channing said: “We knew what we wanted to do, and we did it. For us, we have had multiple instances with Roseanne, and certainly this tweet crossed the line that cannot be crossed.
“It was for us a sense of enough is enough and something had to be done.”