Roseanne Revival: Critics Petition for Cancellation in Wake of Racist Tweet

<img src="https://https://static0.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Roseanne-revival-2018.jpg" /><p>In the wake of a racist remark on Twitter by series creator Roseanne Barr, many are now calling for the cancellation or suspension of the series <strong><em><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/roseanne/">Roseanne</a> </em></strong>and a boycott of the show's sponsors. Numerous hashtags are spreading on social media, with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuspendRoseanneNow?src=hash" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#SuspendRoseanneNow</a> having emerged as the most popular.</p><p>One of the most popular family situation comedies of all time, <em>Roseanne</em> recently saw a revival some 21 years after its original run ended in 1997. The new series continued the adventures of the Conner clan in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, though with a greater emphasis on modern American politics and family matriarch Roseanne Conner being portrayed as an outspoken supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump. Though the new series' first episode scored the <a href="https://screenrant.com/roseanne-premiere-ratings/">highest ratings of any sitcom in three years</a>, it also lost most of its audience as the season went on. It also drew criticism for <a href="https://screenrant.com/roseanne-revival-diverse-shows/">directly mocking other sitcoms</a> that attempted to present more diverse representations of American families.</p> <strong>Click to continue reading <a href="https://screenrant.com/roseanne-revival-suspend-cancel-racist/">Roseanne Revival: Critics Petition for Cancellation in Wake of Racist Tweet</a></strong><br /><br /> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/roseanne-revival-suspend-cancel-racist/">Roseanne Revival: Critics Petition for Cancellation in Wake of Racist Tweet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/">ScreenRant</a>

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