Before we begin, let's get this out of the way: Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a "feckless cunt" is not equatable with Roseanne Barr firing off a racist tweet. Sorry, dumbasses. With that out of the way, let's reluctantly dive into the latest development surrounding ABC's cancellation of the misguided Roseanne revival.

In since-deleted tweets Thursday, Barr claimed she "begged" the network not to can the show. "I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends," she said, as captured by CNN. "I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I'd worked doing publicity 4 them 4 free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged 4 ppls jobs."

Barr added that she then told Sherwood she thought former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was white. "He scoffed & said: what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable," she tweeted.

Wednesday, a network "insider" claimed that executives hadn't entirely forced the Roseanne brand out of play just yet. As you'll recall, the revival had previously been given a season 2 order of 13 episodes. Though Roseanne as we know is it over, ABC—who must pay the cast no matter what—has reportedly had talks about moving forward with a Barr-less spin-off focusing on the rest of the Conner crew. "I know that [producer Tom Werner] really regretted the fact that we had such a wonderful writing staff together—a real rare collection of talent—and I know he'd like to continue using it in some fashion if that were possible," executive producer Dave Caplan told the Hollywood Reporter.

This week has also seen Barr expressing tweeted approval of Trump's decision to pardon Dinesh D'Souza, i.e. the guy who once called Obama a "gay Muslim."