Please verify

Watch LIVE

Roseanne' canceled: ABC dumps show after Barr's 'abhorrent' tweet about Valerie Jarrett


ABC cancelled its reboot of the “Roseanne” after the show's star Roseanne Barr referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes" in a controversial series of tweets. Barr later apologized and deleted the tweet, calling it a "bad joke" and adding, "Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste."

The comedy revival's first episode in March was a huge hit, viewed by more than 25 million people. But ABC officials didn't hesitate to dump the show, stating, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” To read more on this story, click here.

Watch the video above to hear Glenn and the team discuss the story on “The News and Why it Matters."

To see more “The News and Why it Matters,” visit their channel on TheBlaze, or watch full episodes live weekdays 5:30 p.m. ET or anytime on-demand at TheBlaze TV.

Most recent
All Articles