The reboot of ‘Roseanne’ was infamously canceled in May 2018 after a series of racist and Islamophobic tweets by the comedian. Barr compared Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama’s aide, to the Muslim Brotherhood and someone from ‘Planet of the Apes.
Barr initially took responsibility for the remarks that got her fired. However, she now believes the former first lady was behind the ABC sitcom’s cancelation. Channing Dungey, former President of ABC Entertainment Group, is now Netflix’s Vice President of original content and working with the Obama’s on the content development for the streaming service.
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