Trump on Wednesday night tweeted that Iger never apologized to him for "the awful statements made and said about me on ABC".
Finally, Arnold, who married Barr in 1990 and split from her in 1994, concluded, "It has been 24 years, so I don't know that I know who Roseanne is".
So for me, it is a kind of poetic justice that two black women made swift moves to pull the plug not only on their association with Roseanne but the show itself.
Roseanne Barr took to Twitter again on Thursday, to offer another apology and "forgiveness" for former Roseanne co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman. She wrote, as CNN reports:"guys I did something unforgivable, so do not defend me". In one tweet she calls her own words indefensible and blames Ambien for the initial tweet.
After not mentioning Barr's firing in a campaign-style rally in Tennessee Tuesday night, President Donald Trump broke his silence on Twitter. Jarrett herself said she hoped it could become a "teaching moment" for America.
Barr responded: "i created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it.ME".
The last excuse echos sentiments shared by high-powered executives like Bob Iger (Disney), Elon Musk (Tesla), Kenneth Frazier (Merck & Co.) Kevin Plank (Under Armour), and Brian Krzanich (Intel), all who all joined, and ultimately left, Donald Trump's advisory panel over the decision to leave the Paris Climate accord, or for his racially-charged reaction to the incident in Charlottesville. They arrived after Barr's tweet, but before ABC President Channing Dungey's announcement that the show was finished, leading to what executive producer and writer Dave Caplan said were "a lot of bittersweet hellos - and a couple hours later, a lot of very hard goodbyes". But much of its progress would have been threatened if it looked the other way at Barr's tweet.
I get it that comics like Roseanne Barr and Kathy Griffin feel that their work is supposed to be "irreverent" and "edgy", but it was the height of disrespect bordering on unpatriotic for Griffin to do a skit featuring a detached dummy head of the president of the United States.
The current Roseanne was ABC's biggest hit of the 2017-2018 season, drawing an average 18.7 million viewers, second only to CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, according to Nielsen data through May 20.
"We always planned on reaching out to Roseanne eventually", Caputo said when reached for comment.
'Roseanne, the viscous slur at me you retweeted yesterday - if I had the time I'd sue you and drain you of every dime you have.
"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", sighed the star, who has been nominated seven times for his role as Dan.
When questioned about the fallout Goodman chose not to comment directly on the 65-year-old's actions but assured fans that "everything's fine", insisting he was completely oblivious to the controversy.