Published: Fri, June 01, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

John Goodman is 'fine' following Roseanne Barr controversy

John Goodman is 'fine' following Roseanne Barr controversy

She confessed: "I begged them not to cancel the show".

On Tuesday, the family sitcom was abruptly cancelled by U.S. network ABC after its star and creator, Roseanne Barr, posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former administration advisor to Barack Obama.

In the tweet, Barr wrote that Jarrett, an African-American born in Iran, was the product of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes".

Speaking on an MSNBC town hall program that aired late Tuesday, Jarrett said that she was "fine" and that she was more "worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense". Retweeting memes and fans defending her hours after news broke that her ABC show had been cancelled, Barr blamed the mishap on the fact that she'd consumed some Ambien.

Barr ended her most recent string of tweets by writing, "I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation".

Finally, Arnold, who married Barr in 1990 and split from her in 1994, concluded, "It has been 24 years, so I don't know that I know who Roseanne is".

"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", Goodman smiled.

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On Barr having a history of this kind of attitude: "This monkey thing is something she's tweeted before about black people".

The ill-advised attack on one of former USA leader Barack Obama's top aides, Valerie Jarrett, cost Barr her revived sitcom, Roseanne, which was immediately cancelled by TV bosses at ABC.

Although there have been rumblings about the sitcom possibly being picked up by a conservative network, it remains to be seen if Barr's racist comments will have long-lasting effects on her career. On her end, Roseanne has opted to blame Ambien for her behavior, but otherwise expressing regret over her actions.

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Roseanne won't return to ABC for a second comeback season-its 11th overall-after ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey pulled the plug on the show Tuesday.

Stars including Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory"), Mindy Kaling, and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham called for a spin-off centered around the other members of the Conner family.

"They muster up their folk to make thousands of calls to take ppl off the airwaves", Barr claimed. Re-runs of the original have also been axed.

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