Roseanne, Racism and Donald Trump: Christine Emba of the Washington Post and entertainment journalist K.J. Matthews dissect ABC’s decision to boot out the rebooted Roseanne sitcom with DW’s Brent Goff.
US network ABC has canceled the successful relaunch of Roseanne after its star alleged George Soros was a Nazi collaborator and compared a former presidential aide to an ape. A new season was in the works.
The US television star Roseanne Barr has apologized for posting racist tweets earlier this week, saying she had been communicating under the influence of sleeping pills. Her relaunched show was axed by ABC in response.
Legendary black boxing champion Jack Johnson has received a posthumous pardon from US President Donald Trump. Johnson's 1913 conviction for sex trafficking had long been considered racially motivated.
In an interview with ABC News, former FBI Director James Comey has said that US President Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be president. Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway accused Comey of sinking into the "gutter."
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