The Roseanne reboot had a huge comeback to ABC in 2018.
But after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, made a racially-charged joke, the show was immediately cancelled.
And now ABC’s senior executives fear they made a huge mistake.
After a drug-induced joke went wrong on Twitter, Roseanne Barr’s career was sacrificed to the liberal outrage mob.
Now, Breitbart reports, ABC executives fear they made a major mistake with their knee-jerk reaction.
“We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,” one insider reportedly said. “This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision.”
Barr compared Jarrett to if the ‘Muslim brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby,” comments that were condemned by Dungey as “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.” Yet one insider apparently suggested that ABC should instead have temporarily suspended her before making a final decision.
“The morning the racist tweet scandal blew up, Roseanne offered to publicly apologize and do the rounds of every show but Ben and Channing weren’t having any of that and wanted her gone,” they continued. “Why not have her front a PSA for the network on racism and cyberbullying?”
ABC produced a spinoff, The Connors, which will premiere October 16.
But executives are worried the show will flop, as viewers are more loyal to Roseanne’s character than the network expected.
Roseanne Barr believes she was fired because she voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
As Barr explained, “that is not allowed in Hollywood.”
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