In March 2018, Roseanne returned to the air after more than two decades. While some decried the show and its politics as out of step with the contemporary United States, others rallied around the show and its star, Roseanne Barr. Some consider the Roseanne reboot to be among the most representative shows of American life on TV. However, the eponymous Roseanne created a media firestorm when she issued a racist tweet targeting Valerie Jarrett, aide to former President Barack Obama.
Though Barr cited the sleep aid Ambien as the reason for the tweet, Wanda Sykes announced she was leaving the show shortly after Barr posted it, and ABC subsequently canceled Roseanne. Since ABC's announcement, the internet has been abuzz with opinions on Roseanne's punishment. Was the cancelation justified? What do you think about what's happened to Roseanne in the wake of the tweet?
She's a distraction from the bigger issues the United States is facing.
I think firing Roseanne was warranted, but it's a shame so many people had to lose their jobs with the cancellation.
I think her comment was unacceptable, but she shouldn't have had her show canceled.
I accept her apology and don't think the show should have been canceled.
Her behavior represents the real problems the United States is facing, and I'm glad it's started a conversation.
She's a victim of political correctness.