Old habits die hard as the old saying goes, that saying rings true today for comedian/actress Roseanne Barr. The star of the hit ABC sitcom "Roseanne" saw her show get cancelled today as ABC reacted swiftly to racially insensitive rant that she posted earlier today (May 29) on Twitter. The show had just returned to the air after first leaving 20 years ago.
"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.
Disney CEO Bob Iger added on Twitter that "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing."
The cancellation stunned Hollywood. The revival of "Roseanne" premiered to huge ratings just three months ago. Pre-production was already underway on a second season, which was scheduled for Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall.
ABC/Disney aren't the only ones moving on from Roseanne. Barr's talent agency, ICM Partners, have also dropped her following her tweets.
"What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency," the agency said in a statement. "Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client."