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The Quick Facts
- On Tuesday, ABC cancelled its popular show, "Roseanne".
- The show was cancelled after the star of the show, Roseanne Barr, published a racist tweet.
- Roseanne's tweet stated, "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj."
- "VJ" is a reference to former Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett issued a statement in which she said, "This should be a teaching moment. #EverydayRacism."
- "Roseanne" was a reboot of a show that ran between 1988 and 1997. It aimed to realistically portray a working-class, American family, and the lead character, played by Roseanne, was a Trump supporter.
- The rebooted show achieved great early ratings. Over 25M viewers watched its premiere on March 27th.