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Hit sitcom “Roseanne” cancelled after racist Twitter post; star blames Ambien


This news story was published on May 30, 2018.
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LOS ANGELES – ABC TV has confirmed that the hit sitcom “Roseanne” has been canceled, leading the star of the show to blame a drug for a racist Twitter post that doomed the show.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC TV said in a statement.

Rosanne Barr, who plays the main character Roseanne on the show, tweeted days ago, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” apparently in reference to Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American.

As the firestorm swelled and chants of racism spread like wildfire over the Internet, Roseanne tweeted, “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.”

Sarah Gilbert, a long-time actress on the show that plays Roseann’s daughter, said, “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”

Rosanne claimed she was “leaving Twitter” but appeared to be going strong after that proclamation.

Roseanne also blamed a drug for her outburst, saying, “It was 2 in the morning and i was ambien tweeting – it was memorial day.”

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54 Responses to Hit sitcom “Roseanne” cancelled after racist Twitter post; star blames Ambien

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    Searcher Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government.
    Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of a Communist-sympathizing group called the Association of Internes and Medical Students. After his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955, Bowman moved to Iran to work, the FBI records show.
    According to Bowman’s government file the Association of Internes and Medical Students is an organization that “has long been a faithful follower of the Communist Party line” and engages in un-American activities. Bowman was born in Washington D.C. and had deep ties to Chicago, where he often collaborated with fellow Communists. JW also obtained documents on Bowman from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) showing that the FBI was brought into investigate him for his membership in a group that “follows the communist party line.” The Jarrett family Communist ties also include a business partnership between Jarrett’s maternal grandpa, Robert Rochon Taylor, and Stern, the Soviet agent associated with her dad.
    Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was also another big-time Chicago Communist, according to separate FBI files obtained by JW as part of a probe into the Jarrett family’s Communist ties. For a period of time Vernon Jarrett appeared on the FBI’s Security Index and was considered a potential Communist saboteur who was to be arrested in the event of a conflict with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). His FBI file reveals that he was assigned to write propaganda for a Communist Party front group in Chicago that would “disseminate the Communist Party line among…the middle class.”
    It’s been well documented that Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago lawyer and longtime Obama confidant, is a liberal extremist who wields tremendous power in the White House. Faithful to her roots, she still has connections to many Communist and extremist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood. Jarrett and her family also had strong ties to Frank Marshal Davis, a big Obama mentor and Communist Party member with an extensive FBI file.
    JW has exposed Valerie Jarrett’s many transgressions over the years, including her role in covering up a scandalous gun-running operation carried out by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Last fall JW obtained public records that show Jarrett was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious, a disastrous experiment in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
    In 2008 JW got documents linking Valerie Jarrett, who also served as co-chairman of Obama’s presidential transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko. According to the documents obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago slum projects operated by Rezko.

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    FYI Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Reading these comments people are finally figuring out that Racism is a made up bunch of crap to cause political chaos and divide the people.

    Racism is a hoax. Bad attitudes are rampant!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Typical Republican. Victim culture is a terrible blight on society, right up until they feel persecuted in any way, then they drag out the cross and nail themselves to it while they whimper and cry about how they’ve been mistreated.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    I’m just sick and tired of words being so important. If you say something stupid your life can be ruined. Rape a 4 year old get probation. Doesn’t make any sense. SNOW FLAKES everywhere. If someone says something stupid it’s just words !!!! I can say n*gg** you can’t its all stupid means nothing !! Politically correct police it’s stupid.

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    The People Know This Is All Phony Baloney Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Racism is a phony made up issue for weak minded people to claim to get some attention. This is all bull shit.

    Liberals are a bunch of baboons but I guess I now have offended the baboons.

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    12345678910guy Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    SCREAM RACIST and there is no come back or defense. The media (social and news) has made it criminal to speak your mind as a joke or as an opinion…UNLESS you are on the “side that is OK to say anything” ie; LIBERALS…of course My comment will be deleted or attacked buy that is the sorry ass fact—-IF YOU DON’T AGREE OR GO ALONG WITH MY THOUGHT PROCESS you are wrong and depending on the subject a RACIST.
    Damn, what was that old saying growing up?
    Sticks and stones? but those in charge of any media say words are deadly dangerous…I wonder if they were insulted by a name they would feel the same pain and anguish the same as a 2×4 across the face? something to ponder I suppose.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    So anybody heard of Samantha bee? Her comments were made publicly on air. Oh , but she said she was sorry so TBS isn’t going to punish her. Give me a break!!!! As long as you lean left, you can say anything you want!,,,, and her comments were just vile and demeaning to women and not racist so she gets a pass.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      It is a business decision. If TBS gets enough flak from their advertising people and they threaten to pull their money from TBS, then TBS will get rid of her. Her comments were offensive to women. I could buy your theory that this about right wing/left wing if bee was on ABC and they didn’t fire her. But, she isn’t.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2018 at 10:59 pm

        My grandma always told me two wrongs don’t make a right. The point is ALL of these people who make these pathetic comments need to be called out. You cannot say what Roseanne said was any worse than any other of these comments. It doesn’t have to be left vs right, but the media is so biased to the left that they won’t call the left out. Is it any wonder that are kids bully each other? Where do you think they learn it?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 1, 2018 at 12:21 am

        No she wasn’t on ABC. She was on TBS. TBS is under the Time Warner umbrella along with guess who? CNN Your post doesn’t make any sense.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Hey Jarrett – get healthy – LEAVE THE PLANTATION !!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Your can only say these things if your connected to the Demorat party and it’s king obama and queen hitlery.’s The whole group are corrupt.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Rosanne and anyone who backs her are racist and deplorable. She can have her own personal opinion, but if her brain was as big as her mouth… she’d know to keep it to herself. The Cons whine about others being “snowflakes”. Are they trying to claim bullying is acceptable? I don’t think it is.. And never will. Bullies and racists, bigots get what they have coming to them. Conservatives are basically bullies! It’s why they make up excuses for their nastiness and bullying and try to blame the victims. They think being rude is acceptable. Probably because they are so shallow with no regard for others feelings. Unless it happens to them. Then they squeal like pigs. Roseann can go back to TimBucktoo if she’s going to spread her nastiness toward someone she doesn’t even know just to score some ratings and for $$$. The bch! Making a political joke is one thing ,but referring to a black person as descending from an ape is another.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Great thoughts though many on here will attack you and claim they aren’t racist and that Barr’s post wasn’t either. Or they will find an example of someone calling Trump a name and say “See this?”

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2018 at 9:27 pm

        As always, you know everything about anything that is posted on this site.

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          bodacious Reply Report comment

          June 1, 2018 at 1:25 pm

          Thanks buddy, I appreciate the compliment. But, I don’t know everything but I do know how to read multiple sources and come up with my own thoughts.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2018 at 10:05 pm

        So says the attack queen of NIT.
        bwaahaaa
        ^ ^

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Muslim is NOT a race, it is a cult. She is not a racist for telling the truth.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2018 at 10:34 am

      She referred to apes when describing the woman’s background. THAT is racist as it is used to put down blacks. der. .

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      FYI Reply Report comment

      June 2, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Actually Muslim, ie Islam is a “form of government” disguised as a religion.

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      FYI Reply Report comment

      June 2, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Reading these comments people are finally figuring out that Racism is a made up bunch of crap to cause political chaos and divide the people.

      Racism is a hoax. Bad attitudes are rampant!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Phony propaganda which includes the Mueller witch hunt – anything to destroy our conservative American honest values and make us into a 3rd world country – Hillery is their queen of crime and deceit along with Obama and everyone who thinks different is deplorable and expendable.

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    Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2018 at 6:47 am

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2018 at 7:55 am

      When you don’t stand for the national anthem, you might be a Muslim, or a communist.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2018 at 10:51 am

        So you condone racism, eh Allen?
        When your name is Allen, you might be an idiot.

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          Allen Reply Report comment

          May 31, 2018 at 11:54 am

          Where in my post do I say anything about racism? Duh!!!
          If (you) post under anonymous, (you) are an idiot!

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            Anonymous

            May 31, 2018 at 1:17 pm

            “you might be a Muslim”… so you are including all Muslim Americans
            Just face the facts Allen, you’re not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.
            So anyone that posts under anonymous is an idiot, so does that mean that you are calling your good buddy L.V.S an idiot?

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        bodacious Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2018 at 1:32 pm

        You might be a Jehovah’s Witness or Amish also Allen. They don’t stand for the national anthem.

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          Allen Reply Report comment

          May 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

          Good point. But do they ever go to football games or any other event that plays the national anthem, I don’t know. Besides, I don’t have a problem with the Jehovah’s Witness’s or Amish people. When I see them they seem peaceful and I’ve never heard of them attacking or killing anyone. And if they kill each other, I don’t care.

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            Anonymous

            May 31, 2018 at 3:47 pm

            “I don’t know”
            Therein lies the problem Allen, you don’t know.

            “I don’t have a problem with the Jehovah’s Witness’s or Amish people”
            Just people of color, eh Allen.

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            bodacious

            May 31, 2018 at 6:20 pm

            What difference does it make whether or not they go to football games?

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            Allen

            May 31, 2018 at 6:27 pm

            Again, anonymous, where in my comment to bodacious does it say anything about color??? Just answer the questions.

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    Ba-Bye Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    She is such an IDIOT! But the one I really feel sorry for is Donald Trump…ha-ha!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Valerie Jarret is a buffoon that should be in prison. Obama and Hillary should be in there with her too.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Why is anybody even thinking about Valerie Jarret any more? I forgot she existed until this came up

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        Allen Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2018 at 12:01 pm

        How could anyone forget someone who has family ties to communism.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 31, 2018 at 1:24 pm

          Hey Allen, are you really as stupid as you appear to be on this site?

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            Allen

            May 31, 2018 at 2:34 pm

            And your point is ????

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            Anonymous

            May 31, 2018 at 3:49 pm

            The point is Allen that you are an idiot.

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            Searcher

            June 2, 2018 at 7:38 am

            FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

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            Anonymous

            June 2, 2018 at 8:38 am

            That sure makes “Anonymous” look like a idiot and not Allen.

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            bodacious

            June 2, 2018 at 1:13 pm

            Just finished reading the FBI file on Jarrett’s father. Though they did investigate him, every allegation against him was deemed to be unfounded. Every witness called to talk about him said he was an upstanding man. There was nothing else that could even be construed as un-American other than his association with a group who was said to have had some communist leanings but they disbanded. This whole file revolves around the early 1950s when McCarthy was trying to find communists everywhere. He was discredited as were his findings. Read your history book.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Racism is a made up problem and this whole thing is nothing more that political bullshit.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I hope Roseanne gets her s### together and gets another gig. She is a funny lady. Valerie Jarrett wasted no time trying to ‘cash in’ on all the bad hooplah and attempted to blame Trump. All the while sitting next to the world’s biggest race-baiter, Al Sharpton.

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      Anonymous.. Reply Report comment

      May 30, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Sure didn’t take long for the Trump supporters to try and shift blame this onto the victim.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 30, 2018 at 3:26 pm

        What victim? Valerie Jarrett? Or poor, poor Al Sharpton?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 30, 2018 at 3:31 pm

          Typical Trumpanzee attempt at deflection.
          This is not about anyone but Roseanne Barr and Valerie Jarrett.
          Suck it up little buckaroo and put on some big boy pants.

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            Anonymous

            May 30, 2018 at 5:28 pm

            Trumpanzee.? Kettle!

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            Anonymous

            May 31, 2018 at 4:36 pm

            “This is not about anyone but Roseanne Barr and Valerie Jarrett”. I agree.
            So suck it up Donkey Girl and address the lefts double standard.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 31, 2018 at 4:31 pm

          Speaking of al sharpton has he ever paid his taxes?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 30, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      I think Jarrett had been a planned guest on the MSNBC town hall Tuesday night. It was just timely that all of this blew up in Barr’s face on the same day as the town hall. That being said, Jarrett responded calmly and maturely.