The series «Roseanne» was closed after racist tweet about actress Advisor to Obama

ABC has closed a series «Roseanne» after the leading actress of a Comedy show, Roseanne Barrin a tweet called a former counselor to President Obama, Valerie Garett, «the fruit of love of the Muslim brotherhood and «the planet of the apes».

In his official statement, President of ABC Entertainment Channing Dagny, said that the channel’s management decided to close the show, as «Roseanna’s statement was outrageous, disgusting and completely inconsistent with our values».

«Racism and rudeness is unacceptable in any form. — commented on the ABC Governor Andrew Cuomo — Thank you for a good decision.»

Racism and bigotry are ending on any medium. Thank you @abcnetwork for doing the right thing.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 29, 2018

Shortly before the news about the closure, Barr deleted the tweet and brought Garett apologise for «a bad joke on her politics and appearance», adding that he was leaving Twitter.

I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. 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.

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018

«Recent comments by Rosanna on Valerie Garett outrageous. They do not reflect the views of the cast and all who were related to the creation of the series. To say that I am disappointed by her actions — to say nothing. — commented on the incident Sara Gilbert, who played in the series Darlene For all of us it’s incredibly sad and difficult time. We have created a show that lasted, of which he was proud and that he loved the audience and this show has no relation to the words and opinions of one actress».

Comedy series «Roseanne», which appeared on ABC from 1988 to 1997, became one of the most successful projects of the channel and the most popular TV show in the USA in 1989-1990 years. In 2002, «Roseanne» took 35th place in the list of «50 greatest TV series of all time.»

In may 2017, ABC announced the return of the show on the screens, and on 27 March 2018 th year saw the premiere of the tenth season attracted 18.44 million viewers. Three days after the release of the first series the network has decided to renew «Roseanne» for the next, eleventh season.