The public utterances of Roseanne Barr have long brought to my mind the title of the country song "From the Gutter to You Ain't Up".
He went on to say that when he read Barr's social media and the "conspiracy stuff with Donald Trump", that she was "fargone".
"I have only taken Ambien once ... but I don't remember one of the side-effects being racism", CNN's John Berman tweeted.
"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr", Trump tweeted.
"Her tweets kept coming Wednesday morning, touching on everything from religion ("I'm a Jew making fun of Hitler, bigot", she defensively responded to a user who shared a photo of her from 2009, when she was slammed for posing as Adolf Hitler for a satirical magazine) to backing off on fully blaming the Ambien that she said she had taken".More news: AirPlay 2 Arrives: Which speakers support Apple's multi-room audio tech?
She apologized to those who had lost their jobs because of her action, including Goodman, but also condemned cast members who threw her under the bus, in her words.
The actress did apologize via her Twitter account for the original tweet that set all of these events in motion yesterday and deleted the racist tweet. All told, she posted more than 100 times.
ABC executives were not discussing their thought processes on Wednesday. "It just shocked me a bit", she wrote. In an Adweek article published only 10 days ago, she promised only to talk about what she's for, and not what she's against, when tweeting.
Was ABC's gamble worth the risk to its reputation? Despite the show's high ratings, ABC canceled it within hours and issued a statement saying "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values". "Things going on with the upcoming summit, the president is focused on North Korea, he's focused on trade deals, he's focused on rebuilding our military our economy, that's what he's focused on, and not other things".
What ABC may miss out on most in Roseanne'sabsence though, are advertising dollars.
"Everyone involved made a decision to support the show despite its co-creator's racism", Gay wrote. "They decided that their career ambitions, or desire to return to network television, or financial interests would best be served by looking the other way".