Whitney Cummings knew Roseanne Barr ‘s tweets were bad news for the Roseanne reboot — and now she says they were behind her decision to quit the show just over a week prior to it all coming to a head.
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Cummings was the co-showrunner of the ABC reboot, but as a hugely successful first season, which ran from March to May 22, 2018, came to an end, she abruptly quit . The reason given was that she was “too busy.” Less than two weeks later, on May 29, ABC canceled the show after Barr posted a racist tweet comparing Obama aid Valerie Jarrett, who is black, to an ape.
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Whitney Cummings reveals why she really left the Roseanne reboot — before Roseanne Barr‘s Valerie Jarrett tweet. (Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images) More In an interview on Daily Beast’s podcast The Last Laugh , Cummings reveals for the first time why she left. It had nothing to do with her busy schedule and everything to do with Barr’s tweets.
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“I wanted her to get off Twitter,” Cummings said of the show’s star. “I felt like it was going to come to a head. It was like whack-a-mole.”