May 31, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization issued the following statement regarding ABC’s decision to cancel the “Roseanne” television show due to the star’s racist comments on Twitter. “Roseanne Barr’s comments were appalling and reminiscent of horrific time in our history when racism was not only acceptable but promoted by Hollywood. We applaud ABC for taking a stand against racism by canceling Roseanne today. We commend the network and its president Channing Dungey for placing the values of diversity, inclusion and respect for humanity above ratings,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.