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Network Ten takes Roseanne off air in Australia over racist tweet

30 May 2018

The host then showed off a series of clips from Roseanne without the titular lead, instead focusing on her husband, John Goodman's Dan.

This is a woman who grabbed her crotch and screeched her way through "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a baseball game in 1990. The 2009 photos reportedly appeared in a satirical Jewish magazine.

"#Rosanne is who she tells you she is with every comment and tweet". She seemed obsessed with Chelsea Clinton's appearance and personal life. "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", was all Dungey had to say on the matter.

Barr sparked a storm of controversy in the United States overnight when she compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, to an ape.

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She tweeted: 'I apologise to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans.

The apology wasn't enough to prevent the sudden and decisive action by ABC.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from outcome. A racist one. ABC made a choice. "The big networks can not afford controversies that would alienate viewers and need to move quickly to address issues like this before they take on a life of their own". Even a casual read of Barr's Twitter feed is enough to singe eyebrows. The page for the sitcom on Paramount Network's website now shows an error message.

It's nearly as if ABC would like to forget the show that drew over 27 million viewers in its premiere two months ago ever happened. We applaud ABC for taking a stand against racism by canceling 'Roseanne.' We commend the network and ...

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The Conners were a working-class family struggling with money, politics and each other.

"We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning".

As the weeks went by, viewership slightly decreased.

Confirming the cancellation of the ABC show, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show".

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Just like that, the No. 1 network television show is no more. Season two was in pre-production, but has been halted, and reruns have been pulled from the schedule.

Network Ten takes Roseanne off air in Australia over racist tweet