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Celebrities share their reactions about 'Roseanne' cancellation on Twitter

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May 31, 2018
12:07 A.M.

Many celebrities, like Sara Gilbert, took to Twitter to reveal their reactions upon the abrupt cancellation of Roseanne following Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets.

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Just recently, social media users went into a frenzy after ABC decided to cancel the highly-profitable show after its main lead character, Barr, attacked Valerie Jarrett on Twitter.

While most stars praised the network for its quick action to do its obligation as a network that sticks to their values, others attacked the show for hindering Barr’s freedom of speech.

Celebrities pitched in to share their thoughts about the issue, including stars of the show like Gilbert.

She called Barr’s comments ‘abhorrent’ and suggested that what Barr said did not reflect the beliefs of the cast, crew, and everybody else connected to the show. Gilbert then went on to state that she was disappointed with Barr’s actions.

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In another tweet, she also said, ‘This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we've created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.’

The actress who plays Roseanne’s granddaughter on the show, Emma Kenney, admitted that she was about to quit when she found out about the show’s cancellation.

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She added that she felt empowered by the decision of ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, as well as Wanda Skyes.

Shonda Rhimes, TV megaproducer, expressed how sorry she felt to the whole production team of Roseanne for being badly affected by Barr’s inappropriate comments. Although, she acknowledged that ABC made the right decision in firing Barr.

Debra Messing, Misha Collins, and Mark Frost also offered their two cents regarding the cancellation.

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As for actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi, he posted a picture of himself with Valerie Jarrett and simultaneously slammed Barr on the caption.

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Other stars like Jeffrey Wright and Kumail Nanjiani expressed their concerns about the backlash that may come from fans stating that ABC discredited Barr’s right to speak freely.

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The two actors may have been onto something since some celebrities attacked ABC, like Alex Jones and Kaya Jones.

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As for the other stars, they made light jokes about Roseanne’s cancellation to ease the tension on social media.

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