‘Roseanne’ Cancellation Only Choice for ABC Following Racist Tweets
Robert Thompson, Trustee Professor and director of the Bleier Center for Televsion and Popular Cultures in the school of Newhouse, had a few words to say regarding Roseanne Barr’s racial tweets that lead to the cancellation of her ABC show, “Roseanne.” Thompson is mentioned in the The Daily News.
Thompson states, “This wasn’t a choice for ABC (the cancellation of the show). They knew exactly how this story had to end, and they did it quickly as opposed to sending out a bunch of different press releases and then finally doing it. They took one look at that tweet yesterday and they knew the trajectory. They knew it only ended this way.”