Roseanne Barr blasts ABC, co-stars for cancelling show in Twitter tirade

"You throw me under the bus. Nice!" Roseanne Barr wrote in response to her co-star.
"You throw me under the bus. Nice!" Roseanne Barr wrote in response to her co-star. Photo credit: Getty

Roseanne Barr has stirred up more controversy on Twitter, less than a day after her show was cancelled in response to racist comments she made on the social media platform. 

The outspoken conservative Trump supporter actress has been busy on Twitter, mainly retweeting messages in support of her.

Among her advocates is controversial UK columnist Katie Hopkins, who told Barr: "I have found the more I am fired, the busier I become... You are headed for greatness".

 

ABC cancelled Roseanne after Barr tweeted that Obama aide Valerie Jarrett - an African-American woman - was the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. 

Barr's co-star Sara Gilbert tweeted about her remarks, calling them "abhorrent" - a response she describes as "unreal".

 

Michael Fishman, who also criticised Barr after her remark, has too been on the receiving end of an angry tweet.

 

Barr apologised for the racist tweet she posted, deleted it and announced she would be leaving Twitter. But she appears to have changed her mind, still active on Twitter throwing her support behind people who have her back. 

Barr replied to one such Twitter user, indicating that she appreciates the outrage to the show's cancellation.

 

Roseanne, which centres on a low-income American family, originally aired from 1988 to 1997. It was revived for a new season in March 2018, and a second season was ordered after high ratings.

The reboot was popular with conservative Americans, as it portrayed lead character Roseanne Conner as a Donald Trump supporter.

President Trump called Barr personally to congratulate her on the new season's high ratings.

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