ABC and ‘Roseanne’: Many warning signs before racist tweet

Roseanne Barr

Actor John Goodman opened up about the cancellation of "Roseanne" - by saying he'd like to stay silent.

"People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world", the drugmaker tweeted. That led the drug maker Sanofi to say on social media that "racism is not a known side effect" of their product.

One post she retweeted read: 'BREAKING: According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show.

That morning, she suggested on Twitter that former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett was the child of the "Muslim Brotherhood & planet of the apes". "This monkey thing is something she's tweeted before about black people", Arnold said.

Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner on the original Roseanne and the now-cancelled ABC revival, says he's "devastated" by star Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter tirade and the series' subsequent cancellation.

"I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be", she wrote Wednesday. She told another fan, "She's distancing herself from me and my tweet-she has to". Robert F Kennedy's daughter, blamed the sleep aid for a drugged-driving incident, USA Today reported.

Hamas says ceasefire agreed to with Israel after significant exchange
Tuesday's exchange of fire came after weeks of deadly unrest along the fence between Israel and the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The flare-up is the biggest since Israel and Hamas, the militant Islamist faction that rules Gaza, fought a 50-day war in 2014.

Barr, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump who has previously used Twitter to voice hard-right and conspiracy theorist views, has been dropped by her talent agency ICM amid a wave of public outrage over the tweet.

Instead, he tweeted this on Wednesday: "Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr".

Trump tweeted that the CEO of ABC's parent company called Valerie Jarrett to say the network wouldn't tolerate Barr's tweet about her. Trump wrote that CEO Bob Iger never call him to apologize for "the frightful statements" that have been said about him on ABC". Goodman said "you've heard more than I have" when he was asked about talk that he would get his own show.

On Comedy Central, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah joked, "If you listen to their ads, there is a subtle warning about just [racism]". She apologized to those who had lost their jobs because of her action, but also condemned cast members who threw her under the bus, in her words.

And she said she thinks the reason ABC pulled the plug was a threatened boycott by advertisers.

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