CTV Television confirms it will remove episodes of Roseanne from its services in Canada.
— CTV Communications (@CTV_PR) May 29, 2018
This comes after ABC cancelled the series due to Roseanne Barr, the show’s star actress, making a prejudice comment about Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett.
Barr has since express remorse for actions and tweeted out an apology to the country.
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
However, that didn’t stop Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, from cancelling the show within 12 hours of the actress’ comments.
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
Roseanne is a family sitcom series that was recently revived after a 21-year hiatus. Barr’s actions caused the cancellation after only a single season since the television show’s revival.