‘Roseanne’ Cancellation: Hollywood Responds With Applause; Co-Star Emma Kenney “Hurt, Embarrassed, Disappointed”

Roseanne Barr

Refresh for updates… Hollywood’s reaction to and Beltway reflection on the cancellation of Roseanne has been as swift as their earlier condemnation of the now ex-sitcom star’s racist tweet. Deadline will update as the flood continues…

Emma Kenney, who plays Barr’s granddaughter on the show, tweeted:

The NAACP issued the following statements:

“Roseanne Barr’s comments were appalling and reminiscent of horrific time in our history when racism was not only acceptable but promoted by Hollywood. We applaud ABC for taking a stand against racism by canceling Roseanne today. We commend the network and its president Channing Dungey for placing the values of diversity, inclusion and respect for humanity above ratings.” – NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.

“This is a strong and decisive move by ABC to refuse to continue business as usual. It’s important that Hollywood understands the power of inclusion and continues to take a clear stand against racism and bias within the industry.” – NAACP Hollywood Bureau Director Robin Harrison

Other responses:

“Roseanne Barr’s racist comment is unconscionable and NHMC congratulates ABC’s Channing Dungey for dismissing her.”
– Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition

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