It appears Roseanne Barr is looking for work again.
ABC TV has canceled “the Roseanne show”, one of their highest rated new shows, because of a tweet she sent out comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape earlier this week.
She appologized later, but not until after the network said it was pulling the plug on the sitcom because of what she wrote.
I’m the most color blind person you’ll ever meet, and I’m not sure the comparison is racist as it is being portrayed, but it is sure stupid, insensitive, and ridiculous.
I do wonder if that’s not exactly what ABC wanted when they took on the show.
I’ve had people in the public relations business tell me over the years that any publicity, even negative publicity, can be good for the brand you’re promoting.
but at least, in this case, ABC apparently doesn’t feel that way.
I doubt it will be long before another network, or cable syndicator, picks up “the Roseanne” show” knowing full well the baggage it’s star will bring with her.
That’s the way I see it.