Roseanne Barr's Ex-Husband Tom Arnold Says She Wanted 'Roseanne' to End

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Now, Barr has revealed that she "begged" Disney/ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood not to cancel the show. Asked if he was OK with ABC canceling the show before it could be considered for Emmy Awards, Goodman shrugged it off.

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Entertainment Tonight reported that the actor had finally spoken up about Roseanne Barr's recent controversial tweets and their show's subsequent cancellation.

Barr herself helped kickstart this, suggesting that the only reason ABC canned Roseanne was due to an Ambien-aided slip-up when she made a racist comment about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Barr's post-firing tweets included an apology to those who lost their jobs because of her words, but her choice of retweets struck a defiant tone.

"I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks".

He said he warned ABC beforehand to wrangle the phone out of her hands so the "loose cannon" didn't do exactly what she did on Tuesday when she tweeted, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

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Roseanne Barr's eldest son has once again defend his mother from charges she is racist.

Following days of heavy backlash for a string of controversial tweets, Roseanne Barr on Thursday said she "begged" ABC to give her a chance to "apologize & make amends". "She's not going to go on TV and say these things".

Roseanne Barr is partly blaming Ambien for the tweet that led to her show's cancellation, but the maker of the insomnia drug quickly retorted that "racism is not a known side effect". It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I begged them not to cancel the show. That didn't sit well with a lot of Roseanne fans, especially one of her biggest, most outspoken and (admittedly) most powerful fans - Donald J. Trump.

The tweet appeared to be in reference to former President Obama's aide, Valerie Jarrett, as well as former first lady Michelle Obama and liberal donor George Soros.

Although there have been rumblings about the sitcom possibly being picked up by a conservative network, it remains to be seen if Barr's racist comments will have long-lasting effects on her career.

Despite this, the sincerity of Roseanne's apology has since been widely questioned, after she re-tweeted a series of supportive messages.