'The View' host Whoopi Goldberg bashes Roseanne Barr in emotional statement on-air
Whoopi Goldberg responded emotionally to Roseanne Barr's comment on Twitter
Respected actress Whoopi Goldberg, a "The View" co-host, criticised Roseanne Barr posting a manipulated picture of Goldberg which showed the African American actress wearing a shirt with the image of President Trump.
Goldberg labeled the photoshopped picture as "horrific image," and revealed in a post on Twitter that she was clearly offended. The debacle began when a racist tweet posted by Barr on the 29th of May 2018 exploded across the Internet
In her tweet, Barr insinuated that Jarrett - an American born in Iran - has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, and compared her to an ape. “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” using Jarrett’s initials. wrote Barr.
After the universal furor, Barr apologized and referred to her statement as 'a bad joke,' and admitted that it was in 'poor taste'.
REACTION TO CANCELLATION OF 'ROSEANNE': ABC canceled the show's hit reboot following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. The co-hosts weigh in on the decision and discuss Barr's subsequent attacks on others. https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/ObgjDr6mad— The View (@TheView) May 30, 2018
"This is what I'm gonna say, Roseanne, just because you were caught with your pants down, don't try to drag other people down with you."
Barr deleted the offending tweet and has announced that she was leaving Twitter. None-the-less, Channing Dungey, the President of ABC Entertainment, announced the cancelation of "Roseanne" stating that Barr's views were repugnant, offensive and incompatible with the Network's values.
Meghan McCain, who co-hosts "The View" leaped to Goldberg's defense and said that though she believes in "free speech" she also believes there have to be guidelines and ethics regulating behavior.
Roseanne’s comment was completely wrong and insensitive. I feel bad feel bad for the remaining cast as they are now out of a job. People need to remember that what you say and do impact not only you but others.— Patricia Kronberger (@PatriciaKronbe1) May 30, 2018
Emma Kenney, who plays Harris Conner-Healy in 'Roseanne revealed that she had decided to resign before the cancellation was announced.
Wanda Sykes and Sara Gilbert, have already expressed their abhorrence for Barr's attitude. Sykes was a writer and producer on the show and resigned after the infamous tweet was posted. Gilbert played Barr's on-screen daughter and declared herself 'disappointed' in her longtime colleague and friend.