‘I Begged ABC Not to Cancel the Show’ – Rolling Stone

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Roseanne Barr continued to address the aftermath of her recent racist tweet that prompted the cancellation of Roseanne, writing Thursday on Twitter that she “begged” Disney-ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood not to pull the plug on the series. 

“I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends,” the comedian said in a since-deleted tweet, The Hollywood Reporter notes. “I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I’d worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs.”

Barr continued by recalling Sherwood’s outraged response. “He said: what were you thinking when you did this? I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! He scoffed & said: “what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.’ I begged 4 my crews jobs. Will I ever…

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