The fawning over Disney/ABC execs after “Roseanne” got canceled has been nothing short of nauseating. Here’s just a taste:
From Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 29, 2018
— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) May 29, 2018
Thank you Channing Dungey!https://t.co/VIlKTF9y7Z
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) May 29, 2018
I have never been more proud to work for @ABCNetwork
THANK YOU Channing Dungey for being my one little slice of hope for our country today.
— Krista Vernoff (@KristaVernoff) May 29, 2018
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 29, 2018
As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I was told it was cancelled. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes , Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power. Bullies will NEVER win.
— Emma Kenney (@EmmaRoseKenney) May 29, 2018
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) May 29, 2018
Oh, puh-LEEZE. The cast and crew are paying the price, all right, but that’s ABC’s fault.
WATCH: ABC reacts to Roseanne’s tweet with speed. "The swiftness was extraordinary.” says Hollywood Reporter Matt Belloni #MTPDaily @THRMattBelloni: "It’s almost as if they knew something like this might come one day." pic.twitter.com/QaMKTedFit
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 29, 2018
Look: Roseanne is human garbage. She has been human garbage for decades. But ABC knew that going in and promoted her anyway.
Hey Twitter: Roseanne Barr didn’t just become nuts. She used to go on @RT_com and spread 9/11, Rothschild, Vatican, British royal family, and “MK Ultra mind-control” conspiracy theories. Covered by @Interpreter_Mag and @ad_holland years ago: https://t.co/snZR4QO4Pv pic.twitter.com/m9ej0o1vlE
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) May 29, 2018
Yet she still got a show. https://t.co/bScMJz142j
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 29, 2018
And the people who gave her one are being praised as heroes for also cancelling it https://t.co/z7741KFdJZ
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 29, 2018
Rosanne has expressed these same racist views in public for ever a decade, but @ABCNetwork & Channing Dungey ignored all of that for the possibility of a rating win.
— LeslieMac (@LeslieMac) May 29, 2018
They gave her a show AFTER this photo. Would she have been greenlit if it was a KKK outfit with cookies tied by little nooses? I think not.
She's disgusting, but maybe stop praising the TV execs as virtuous or whatever. pic.twitter.com/sBBkDoPVuv
— (((Ori))) (@OriKeinan) May 29, 2018