She referred in the racist tweet to Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was a senior adviser to Barack Obama throughout his presidency and considered one of his most influential aides. So the show ended. ABC’s entertainment president, Channing Dungey, said in a statement that “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.” Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, ABC’s corporate parent, shared Ms. Dungey’s statement on his own Twitter account, adding: “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”
Ms. Roseanne Barr
Ms. Barr apologized too late. The tweet was deleted. $45 million of advertising revenue for ABC this year was produced by Roseanne’s show but Disney company was known and appreciated for its efforts to combat racial stereotypes through its movies and TV series. Ms. Barr was introduced to the stage at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall before any other ABC executive or star. She was appreciated like no otther. But some of her other messages on Twitter were considered offensive for millions of Americans and all things have an end.