Viola Davis, Kerry Washington & more stars react to Roseanne cancellation following racist Tweets

Posted by Ria, 31 May

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Just the other day, ABC stunned Hollywood for canceling the revived TV show Roseanne following racist tweet by the lead actress Roseanne Barr.  ABC President Channing Dungey made the decision to immediately stop the show’s production, after Barr’s offensive Tweets about Barack Obama’s former advisor Valerie Jarrett. In the tweet, Barr referred to  Jarett as an offspring of  “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”

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

Some of the biggest A-listers in Hollywood have praised ABC for canceling the revival of Roseanne, following the racist Tweets from the show’s lead actress.

Everyone from Kerry Washington to Viola Davis to Shonda Rhimes has praised the network for its quick decision!

@violadavis

Thank you Channing Dungey!

@shondarhimes

The terrible part is all of the talented innocent people who worked on that show now suffer because of this.  #notjustice

@shondarhimes

But honestly she got what she deserved.  As I tell my 4 year old, one makes a choice with one’s actions.  Roseanne made a choice. A racist one.  ABC made a choice.  A human one.

@driverminnie

So proud of @ABCNetwork for having the ethical compunction to cancel #Rosanne despite the show’s huge numbers. We too make a show about a middle class family , come and watch us instead #speechless @Speechless_ABC

@kerrywashington

My prayers go out to the cast and crew who will now pay the price. But THANK YOU @RobertIger, #ChanningDungey and @ABCNetwork for standing up against bigotry. #Rosanne

@DebraMessing

I just heard #rosanne is cancelled. My reaction— tears. I am so relieved and grateful. The hate that has been spewing from those in Trump’s orbit has really taken a toll on all of our souls and psyches. I didn’t believe it would happen. I had lost faith. Thank you @abc

The not-such-a-shocker was the tweet from one Donald Trump about the cancelation! His reaction?

We too would like to congratulate ABC for dealing with this quickly, professionally and ethically.

17 responses to "Viola Davis, Kerry Washington & more stars react to Roseanne cancellation following racist Tweets "

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  1.   bwalker369 says:
    Posted: 05 Jul

    I'm glad the fat red neck racist bitch got fired..... Ah ha! Its the same ol, same ol with these devils. They only apologize when they get caught. Do you have any idea how much money " Black people" make for this country????? By the way....... I pissed on her picture yesterday !

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  2.   Mosiah7 says:
    Posted: 24 Jun

    With some of the replies I've read here, I'm surprised that some of these people are on an interracial dating site. Unless they're the type who just wants to have sex with someone of another race but doesn't care about how that particular race or ethnicity has to deal with bigotry. I guess the sad thing about it is their mates probably don't even know how they really feel because they may be expressing their racist views only online and not to the other race's face.

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  3.   Starr83 says:
    Posted: 10 Jun

    LOL @ the swirling interracial fetishists making excuses for this swine. Calling people of African descent "apes" or "monkeys" has been historically a racial slur. Don't sprain yourself with all those gymnastics.

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  4.   NubianQnNJ says:
    Posted: 10 Jun

    Roseanne “hasbeen” Barred!!! She is the epitome of white trash

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  5.   Toyosi28 says:
    Posted: 10 Jun

    Well she knows how the public gets so much into racist comments. She is racist and hides it behind close doors took a picture with a black girl standing in front of her to deceive us and forgot where she was and made such remark on tv. Probably she thinks black people don't watch tv.

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  6. Posted: 06 Jun

    Well liberals believe in Evolution not Creation. So if we've evolved from apes how is Roseanne Barrs statement racist? As far as the Muslim Brotherhood reference I think she's spot on. Jarrett is an Iranian Muslim. Wouldn't be surprised if the Iran nuke deal was her idea.

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    • Paganinifan says:
      Posted: 10 Jun

      You don’t have to be a liberal to realize that evolution makes more sense than a bunch of obvious fairytales written by primitive, superstitious mankind.

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  7.   dodgethis2k says:
    Posted: 05 Jun

    As someone who has dated black women (including a few actually from Africa), I also did not know VJ was black. I took RB's comment as being in regard to the dystopian totalitarian future where HUMANS were subjugated, as was portrayed in the classic PotA movies. Too many people jump straight to race. Agree with @ Paganinifan. Islam is NOT a race. It is a 1400yo death cult disguised as a religion. Read the Quran / Koran for yourself. I did. It states that Muslims are to give infidels (all-non Muslims) three choices: 1) convert, 2) be their slave and pay them a tax (Jizya), 3) die. Then there is the practice of 'Hijrah' (Jihad by immigration), where they move to an area and slowly take it over. There is also a practice called Taqiyya in which Muslims are allowed to lie to infidels. There was NO New Testament in Islam. Anyone NOT doing the above is the radical! Given the above how can you ever truly trust a Muslim? So-called Western leaders are embracing Islam, and for some reason importing Muslims (who refuse to assimilate). Why not help people IN PLACE? If so-called diversity is so great, then why is nobody demanding that of China, India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Japan, Nigeria (soon to pass USA for #3 in population), Mexico and many others? Even Saudi Arabia refuses to take so-called refugees and migrants! They have the room and the oil wealth to take them all! That is what RB was on about. She see what is coming. So did the author of 'The Camp Of The Saints' (1973), a book which predicted our current situation. It is available online FREE as a .pdf and audiobook via a quick search. Western civilization is the frog in the pot, slowly being brought up to a boil. #ResistSharia

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  8.   Paganinifan says:
    Posted: 31 May

    Roseanne also made it very clear in another tweet that “Islam is NOT A RACE” and yet everyone is still riding the “racist” bandwagon over this. Hey liberal lefties, guess what - ISLAM IS NOT A RACE. Neither is CHRISTIANITY. Religious affiliations are NOT RACES. Screw ABC and all these leftist idiots for corrupting the word “racist” to fit whatever they feel it should qualify as.

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    • Maarie says:
      Posted: 01 Jun

      The whole thing about Islam is not what makes Roseanne's tweet racist. Any person with a basic understanding of Racism 101 is clear on why her tweet was extremely offensive to people of color and anyone with basic common decency!

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      • Paganinifan says:
        Posted: 02 Jun

        Oh, was it the “Planet of the Apes” comment? What about all the lefties who say Donald Trump resembles an orangutan? Since we ALL evolved from apes, anyone can and many people of various races DO resemble the animal. If someone with chubby cheeks was told they look like a chipmunk, no one would cry “racism”. The liberal left has destroyed the definition of the words “racist” and “racism”. When you keep calling everyone a racist, the word begins to lose its meaning. Time to cut the crap with the crybaby nonsense in this country. I’ve been called a “raaaaayyyycist” for not liking hip hop music....by people who don’t like rock music. So yeah

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        • augustabj says:
          Posted: 03 Jun

          First of all the human race did not evolved from apes, God created man in his likeness. Second of all, black people have been compared to apes for centuries just to dehumanized and demonized us. When people like Roseanne Barr crosses that line with racists insults, they will have to face the consequences. I applauded ABC for doing the right thing. It is a shame that the entire cast have to suffer because of Roseanne racist tweet, and this is not the first time she have tweeted racist comments.

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        • Paganinifan says:
          Posted: 03 Jun

          First of all, you are in no way, shape or form able to prove the existence of “god” no more than I can prove the existence of Zeus, Athena, Perseus or the Medusa other than STORIES written by SUPERSTITIOUS, PRIMITIVE mankind. With all the scientific evidence of EVOLUTION, it’s sad to see adults still believing in Santa Clause. Smh

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          • augustabj says:
            Posted: 06 Jun

            You are dead wrong brother. There is plenty of proof. Just look around. The moon, the sun, stars, the animals and on the sixth day he created man. I could go on and on. All of those creations did not just pop up out of nowhere. And the human race certainly did not evolved from apes. The proof is there, you just have to accept it or not. Santa Clause is not the reason for the Christmas season, Its about the savior, the son of god. The holy bible will confirm all of this. Just read it.

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          • Paganinifan says:
            Posted: 10 Jun

            You keep on believing in the fairy tale that you’ve been indoctrinated into believing and I’ll believe in REALITY. The sun, the moon, the stars, the animals, wow! Is that your best evidence of a “god”? Then tidal waves and tsunamis are caused by the god Poseidon. There. That’s how you get fairy tales based on things humans couldn’t figure out back in the primitive era. Please, wake up from your hypnosis.

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