In one fell swoop, ABC canceled Roseanne after the show’s star tweeted out some horribly racist and Islamophobic comments about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. But It wasn’t just Roseanne Barr who lost her job as a result of her bigoted Twitter fingers. Her co-stars and showrunners of the series are now suddenly out of work as well, after previously being told the show was picked up for a second season.
Barr expressed sympathy for her co-stars, who lost their jobs because of her. "Don't feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet," she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Some fans are urging ABC seek out an alternative option that keeps the show on air without its problematic star, à la House of Cards, pointing to other series that have killed off a main character.
Mindy Kaling also offered to write new roles for Barr's co-stars Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman.
Barr was also dropped from her talent agency, ICM Partners. "We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning," the agency wrote in an internal memo. "What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client."