Roseanne Actress Says She Called In To Quit Show And Found Out It Was Cancelled

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For some, Roseanne crossed a line when she posed as Hitler holding a cookie sheet full of burnt gingerbread men she called “Jew cookies” in reference to people of Jewish faith being placed in gas chambers. For others, it was the scene she acted out with her onscreen granddaughter in which she pushed the child’s head into a sink and sprayed water over her head while as she flailed and screamed.

For the onscreen granddaughter who acted out that scene, Roseanne’s racist attack on President Obama’s former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, finally pushed her over the edge.

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The actress later deleted the second tweet.

Kenney is just 18 years old and has been one of the stars of Showtime’s Shameless since 2011. While Shameless is an edgy comedic look at the white working class and Roseanne’s original show was similar, “edgy” has turned into racism and the young actress has decided that she has finally had enough.

The show’s writers and producers billed it as a look at the current climate of white working class families in the same vein as the original series. Controversial statements by the show’s star and her offensive Twitter habits that match a certain politician’s she says she supports has alienated many viewers and her most recent Twitter tirade finally forced the show to be cancelled by the network.

Roseanne was originally praised by President Trump to crowds of rabid rally attendees as he crowed about her ratings and popularity, so his response is anticipated and not expected to be either understanding or to make the situation any better.

Kenney’s Twitter followers were not all supportive, but their responses show that Americans are appalled by this promotion of hate. See some of their responses below.

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