Hollywood reacts to ABC cancelling 'Roseanne' amid racist tweets

Despite soaring ratings, ABC canceled the revival of the hit show "Roseanne" after Roseanne Barr tweeted racist insults about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. After comparing Jarrett to a baby conceived between "Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes," the 65-year-old actress issued an apology and begged for forgiveness. 

Well, Hollywood is not having it and made a bold statement with the hashtag #FireRoseanne. Network executive, Channing Dungey has been praised for taking action to cancel the show. 

Actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to thank ABC. "Thank you, @ABCNetwork for doing the right thing and for showing people that bigotry and racism has consequences. Now, if you could only cancel our President for the same reason. #RoseanneBarred" 

Shonda Rhimes, the producer and writer of hit ABC shows  "Grey's Anatomy" and  "Scandal" tweeted that while Roseanne made a "racist choice", ABC made a "human choice". 

From Zach Braff to Debra Messing, check out how celebrities are reacting to the "Roseanne" cancelation after successfully airing just 3 months ago.

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Stars react to 'Roseanne' show cancellation
Here here!! Take stands against racism, hatred, and revolting displays of bigotry. No room for any of that shit her… https://t.co/wTQSFwddWU
Thank you Channing Dungey! https://t.co/VIlKTF9y7Z
Thank you, @ABCNetwork for doing the right thing and for showing people that bigotry and racism has consequences. N… https://t.co/9BWKIyKsmc
So proud of @ABCNetwork for having the ethical compunction to cancel #Rosanne despite the show’s huge numbers. We t… https://t.co/WLJD2AmM1I
Wow. https://t.co/JNJvcsFbST
I am repulsed that Valerie Jarret had that racist and bigoted "joke" made at her expense and I am sickened that any… https://t.co/UmeJ0a1sBB
But honestly she got what she deserved. As I tell my 4 year old, one makes a choice with one’s actions. Roseanne… https://t.co/os90iHKQn9
I'm glad Roseanne is canceled. The backlash to its cancellation is going to be a deafening nightmare. Nothing go… https://t.co/CEFBBzkckm
Thank you @iamwandasykes . She is a fascist. What she said about @ValerieJarrett is unconscionable. https://t.co/B6ewu9AVGu
Has Fox picked up “Roseanne” yet?
As for Trump: Is Roseanne useful to him anymore? That, not pique, is likely to drive whether he hugs the issue. I s… https://t.co/Sx7hKoEnp5
Yes you did. #FireRoseanne https://t.co/YcxKUJxscA
Roseanne was making boatloads of $ for @DisneyABCTV. For them to cancel it because of Roseanne’s racist, xenophobic… https://t.co/qe72yl0puq


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