Hollywood Backs ABC Over ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation

Barr’s ex-husband, actor Tom Arnold, offered praise for Robert Iger, chief executive officer of ABC’s parent company, Disney.
“Ton of respect for Bob Iger,” Arnold tweeted. “Tough decision with financial consequences for his company but right for America….umm..now don’t bug Bob but maybe someone else find out if I’m still banned from all of @ABCNetwork for calling Roseanne Barr out first on her racist conspiracy tweets?”
Barr and Arnold divorced in 1994 after four years of marriage, and he was a writer on the original “Roseanne.”
“Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani anticipated that the show being dropped would not go over well with some.
“I’m glad Roseanne is canceled,” Nanjiani tweeted. “The backlash to its cancellation is going to be a deafening nightmare. Nothing good has come of this entire thing.”
Several celebs spoke out against Barr’s tweets earlier in the day.
“I love Roseanne quite a bit. The comment Roseanne tweeted was racist and childish and beneath her best self,” wrote Barr’s friend Rosie O’Donnell in a tweet.
After news of the cancellation broke, actress Minnie Driver tweeted both praise and a promo.
“So proud of @ABCNetwork for having the ethical compunction to cancel #Rosanne despite the show’s huge numbers,” Driver wrote. “We too make a show about a middle class family, come and watch us instead #speechless @Speechless_ABC.”

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