Breaking silence on Roseanne race row, Trump attacks ABC

Arnold, a former writer on the original "Roseanne" suggested that Barr's support of President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories played a part in her downfall. Despite this week's cancellation of her show, Barr insisted on Twitter she's "not a racist".

Approached on the street in New Orleans, the 65-year-old star refused to answer questions about the show's recent cancellation or comment on Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. This was not the first time Barr has used this racist comparison. "Today my words caused hundreds of hardworking people to lose their jobs", Barr wrote in a tweet, one in a series of posts Tuesday night.

Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett during a roundtable with President Barack Obama on Hurricane Katrina at Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

"ABC lost maybe $1 billion from this; this show was grinding out money hand over fist and they lost it all because somebody didn't say 'Get that phone out of her hand, '" he said of the situation.

Why did any of them agree to work with this woman who had a documented track record of being a heaping pile of rotting trash, festering in the blistering sun?

We've reached out to ABC about Barr's claim about begging Sherwood. Press? A seat at the table in the hopes of making a difference in the tone and scope of the final product?

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This ouster sends a clear message that ABC will not tolerate racism and inflammatory speech on its network and Hollywood was quick to applaud the network's decision on social media.

Both Trump and Barr have been longtime supporters of each other.

"This is incredibly sad and hard for all of us, as we've created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love-one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member", she tweeted.

I may not be an actor, but as a TV host and personality, I can sympathize with this sentiment.

But Barr fired back: 'I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME.

"I think reining Roseanne in could be a little hard". He told Cooper of a time that Trump criticized her directly after their divorce. "Even if TBS loses some advertisers, their contracts with the cable networks make it unlikely that they'll lose subscriber revenue". "I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", he said when asked if he thought the Barr controversy would cost him the award.

  • Kyle Peterson