Actress Roseanne Barr tweeted on Wednesday that she may fight ABC’s move to cancel her show, according to Fox News. Barr also appeared to endorse the idea that former First Lady Michelle Obama was behind her firing.
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote in a now deleted tweet.
On Wednesday, Barr tweeted that the positive feedback she has received from people who still support her has embolden her efforts to combat ABC. Barr said she is going to examine all of her options and fight back.
you guys make me feel like fighting back. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 30, 2018
Here’s where it gets interesting: Barr shared a tweet from Josh Cornett, a self-described activist, who said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey was pressured by the former first lady to cancel her show.
Barr retweeted the claim to her 838,000 followers, which ignited a firestorm online.
?BREAKING: According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show. Michelle Obama was reportedly enraged and insisted an apology was inadequate……developing pic.twitter.com/ISgrA6oC7F
— ?Josh Cornett? (@therealcornett) May 29, 2018
Barr’s decision to retweet the claim, which has not been corroborated, has raised a slew of questions.
One user wrote to Barr saying Michelle may have sabotaged her top rated show because the Obamas’ just signed a massive new deal with Netflix.
In response, Barr wrote, “Is that true?”
Prior to that, Barr mocked the Obamas after it was revealed they signed a massive $50 million contract with Netflix. The pro-Trump actress asked her Twitter followers for ideas on what kind of shows the Obamas would create.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 26, 2018
Her tweet racked up nearly 6,000 responses, with many users making fun at the horrendous shows that the Obamas would create, such as “I know what Hilary Clinton did last summer” and “Dude, Where did my legacy go?”
Did that set Michelle off? Was she angry about Barr’s top rated show and the fact that she was trolling her online?
It’s not yet clear what connection the Obamas have to Dungey or whether the former first family pushed her to cancel Barr’s show, but many users online were outraged that Barr’s show was ended over one tweet.