That didn’t take long.
Shortly after ABC announced that “Roseanne,” the titular sitcom reboot of the 90s-era show starring Roseanne Barr, was canceled, conservatives took action. (RELATED: ‘Roseanne’ Canceled on ABC After Crude Tweets).
Roseanne found herself in boiling hot water after comparing former Obama Administration advisor Valerie Jarrett to a love child birthed by the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Her tweet was immediately denounced, and Roseanne showed contrition about its message:
I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
That wasn’t enough. ABC announced the show was canceled shortly after:
From Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 29, 2018
This was very unfortunate for Trump voters, who found Roseanne’s character in the show sympathetic to their needs.
Now, conservatives, newly deprived of their favorite TV character, are hitting back. Immediately after the cancellation was announced, the call to boycott ABC flooded Twitter’s feed. Take a look:
— Ari David (@AriDavidUSA) May 29, 2018
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) May 29, 2018
The left can portray POTUS in the most degrading and dehumanizing way, but @therealroseanne makes a bad joke and the left goes insane.
— The Truth Paradox (@TheTruthParadox) May 29, 2018
— Johny C (@JonCStanton) May 29, 2018
Then #ABC needs to #cancel #TheView for their racist hateful comments. Why is it ok for them to do it and not #Rosanne? There is something very very VERY wrong here. #BoycottABC https://t.co/TTYgVeMwKD
— Michelle Vaitkus (@MichelleVaitkus) May 29, 2018
But Joy Behar can mock Vice President Prnce for his religious beliefs, as well as two billion of his fellow Christians in the same breath, and she keeps her job? Time to #BoycottABC !
— Paul Cusumano (@CusumanoPaul) May 29, 2018
There are thousands of similar comments on Twitter. It looks like ABC is going to experience a lot of fallout from canceling one of its most popular shows. But that’s the risk the network chose to take.