Trump weighs in on cancellation of 'Roseanne'


Long before her racist tweet to Valerie Jarrett, Arnold was aware of her social media behavior and told Cooper that he was surprised that ABC chose to revive the show because of that.

Roseanne Barr shows no signs she will remain quiet about her firing from her popular ABC series and has highlighted supporters' tweets criticizing the network. "And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend", Arnold said.

CEO Bob Iger, keeping up a line of criticism he's lodged since subsidiary ABC cancelled Roseanne Barr's show and apologized to a former Barack Obama adviser for a racist comment the actress made about her.

Barr also stated Thursday that she begged for the jobs of the crew working on the show.

In another Instagram post, Pentland writes that Jarrett 'looks like she has FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome)'.

Both posts, which Barr later deleted, were part of her response to the backlash over her since-scrubbed tweet calling Valerie Jarrett, a top aide in the Obama administration, the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood & 'Planet of the Apes'".

In the video footage obtained by ET, Goodman said he was not paying much attention to the Barr debacle, claiming that he was not reading or following the news.

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Barr originally said her tweet about Jarrett was "indefensible" and begged for forgiveness, reports CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers. "They had to cancel the show".

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

"She's known Trump for 30 years like I have", he said. She was still replying to fans' tweets as of Wednesday morning. Meanwhile the subject of the tweet, Valerie Jarrett, responded to the controversy on MSNBC.

Her revived sitcom's premiere in March pulled in more than 25 million people, with delayed viewing counted in.

She continued on to say she is "so flawed" and thanked her followers for their "loving support".

Though the 65-year-old promised to leave Twitter after issuing her apology, stating that it was a joke gone bad, she didn't manage to stay off the social media platform for long.

"You guys make me feel like fighting back", she tweeted the day after her show was canceled.