"It's out there, what she's done, what she said, what she believes".
The racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her show suggested that former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". Overnight Barr retweeted messages of support from fans but also asked them not to defend her comment.
But with ABC and Hulu parting ways, and reruns of the show also being cancelled on Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, it's likely she will lose money fast. "I am sorry for making a thoughtless jokes that does not reflect my values - I love all people and am very sorry", she wrote. "Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste", she said.
Regardless of her shifting personal politics over the years, Barr's attempts at what she calls humor have remained consistent - beyond taking no prisoners, she burns down the village and salts the earth. Barr claimed late Tuesday night that she posted that apology after the show was canceled, in response to some, like MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, who claimed it was a network forced apology.
What was ABC expecting when it rehired Roseanne Barr?
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement later in the day, "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show".
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, she responded to those who had been jumping to her defence, urging them: "Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me". Today my words caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs. "I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defence".
Barr's tweet was a reply to a tweet that accused Jarrett of helping to cover up alleged misdeeds by the Obama administration.
What did her bosses and colleagues say? I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power.
"#Rosanne?is who she tells you she is with every comment and tweet".