Why Was Roseanne Cancelled?

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Wondering why was Roseanne cancelled? Details on why the hit ABC show was canceled.

Why Was Roseanne Cancelled?

That was quick. ABC just cancelled its hit sitcom Roseanne after just one season. But, why was Roseanne cancelled after the reboot finished with the highest ratings of the season and pre-production of the second season well underway?

The show's star, Roseanne Barr, posted Tweets early Tuesday morning. Barr, who is known for tweeting pro-Trump conspiracy theories on the internet, made a comment about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama.

"Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," Barr wrote in one of her tweets.

Barr's tweets went up and were promptly deleted a few hours later after backlash on Twitter.

Barr replied to CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski, saying her comment was "a joke."

Barr later tweeted an apology to both Jarrett.

"I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks," Barr tweeted. "I should have known better. Forgive me -- my joke was in bad taste."

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However, the damage was done. A few hours later, ABC revealed that they cancelled Roseanne.

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

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While some fans might be disappointed that Roseanne will not be returning to Tuesdays on ABC, the response to ABC's decision has been overwhelmingly positive.

Disney chairman and CEO tweeted, "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing."