By Dymond Alexis
Racism continues and companies are standing up against it. Actress Roseanne Barr’s sitcom “Roseanne” returned to ABC in March after being absent from television for 20 years. Ratings were doing great but, after Barr tweeted an inappropriate tweeted about Valerie Jarrett; everything is gone.
First, Jarrett served as the senior adviser to Barack Obama and is also a black woman. Second, in Barr’s tweet she tweeted “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj.” Barr’s horrible actions caused her show “Roseanne” to be canceled. After announcing the show’s cancellation, ABC’s entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement that “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”
She later deleted the post about Ms. Jarrett. About a half-hour later, she offered an apology.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” she wrote. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me – my joke was in bad taste.”