Entertainment Year in Review: Rosanne Barr forced off the air

Stellar ratings and an apology weren’t enough to mitigate Roseanne Barr’s racist comments, and ABC ended up pulling the plug on “Roseanne.” ABC Entertainment then-president Channing Dungey (a Black woman) said the network decided to cancel the “Roseanne” reboot because of Barr’s abhorrent, “repugnant” tweet. Barr apologized for the racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Barr compared Jarrett, who is Black, to an ape in a tweet. ABC killed off Barr’s character brought back other cast members in a show titled “The Conners.”