Social media is congratulating Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, for canceling Roseanne Barr’s namesake show after the actress sent anti-Semitic and racist tweets.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values and we have decided to cancel her show,” Dungey said Tuesday in a statement shared widely on Twitter.
She also suggested that Chelsea Clinton was married to the nephew of billionaire George Soros, tweeting “Chelsea Soros Clinton,” then adding, “Soros’ goal; the overthrow of us constitutional republic by buying/backing candidates 4 local district attorney races who will ignore US law & favor ‘feelings’ instead — and call everyone who is alarmed by that ‘racist.’”
After Clinton replied, “Good morning Roseanne — my given middle name is Victoria. I imagine George Soros’s nephews are lovely people. I’m just not married to one….” Barr wrote, “Sorry to have tweeted incorrect info about you! Please forgive me! By the way, George Soros is a Nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth-were you aware of that? But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?”
Barr then called Clinton’s husband Marc Mezvinsky “the son of a corrupt Senator” before apologizing to Jarrett and announcing her departure from Twitter.
On Tuesday, Rosanne consulting producer Wanda Sykes tweeted that she was leaving the show, and Barr was dropped by her agency ICM Partners due to her “disgraceful and unacceptable tweet.”
There was also much applause for Dungey on Twitter, including from celebrities such as A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, and even her own sister, actress Merrin Dungey of The King of Queens.