'The View' faces backlash for criticizing Roseanne Barr

Junie Sihlangu
May 31, 2018
12:17 P.M.

Fans of the Roseanne show felt that the sitcom wasn’t the only one that ABC should’ve canceled. The View came under fire as one of the shows that needed to be axed.


On Wednesday, the stars of the show upset even more viewers when they discussed the controversy with Barr. A co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, called Barr out on a mean tweet against her.

ABC canceled Roseanne on Tuesday after Barr shared some racist tweets. One tweet by the actress said former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

In response to the post, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced that the series had been canceled. Some social media users agreed with the network's decision but they also felt that ABC shouldn’t stop there.


Roseanne fans called the network hypocritical after allowing The View talk show host Joy Behar, as well as other co-hosts, to stay on the air. Fans felt that the show’s presenters had made negative statements about President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday morning, The View's hosts discussed the topic of Barr's firing on their show. Whoopi Goldberg mentioned how Barr had always been problematic with her tweets.

‘Her tweet was terrible. But there is a swift and blatant double standard at play. Why haven't they canceled The View?’

Michelle Davis, Twitter, May 30, 2018

At the Women’s March last year, Goldberg was seen wearing a statement T-shirt. The message on the T-shirt was then modified by someone and turned into an offensive statement.

Barr was one of the people that retweeted the edited picture to try and absolve herself from the controversy by throwing someone else under the bus.


"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," Goldberg reprimanded Barr. Co-host Meghan McCain also jumped in to defend Goldberg.


The host criticized Barr for "dragging" Goldberg into the defense of her racist tweet. McCain shared that while she fully defended ‘free speech’ she acknowledged that corporations had the right to set acceptability guidelines.

Wayne Allyn Root was another Roseanne fans who felt The View was full of hypocrites and should also be canceled. He tweeted that he wasn’t on Barr’s side but that he felt Behar was also supposed to get fired for offending conservatives.

Root claimed that the co-host had sent out many disgusting tweets and outrageous statements before.

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