With only one season accomplished of the rebooted show "Roseanne," ABC decided to cancel the show -- on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, after TV star Roseanne Barr tweeted an offensive comment on Twitter. CNN reported that pre-production was already underway on a second season, which was scheduled for Tuesdays at 8 PM this fall. CNN also stated that the show's debut hit 18 million live viewers, while the finale episode of the season had about 10 million viewers. However, Rosanne's distasteful joke on Twitter led to the show getting axed.

Roseanne's Twitter comments

Last night Roseanne tweeted an offensive comment about Valerie Jarrett, the former adviser for President Obama. According to CNN, Rosanne is known for making political tweets about her support for President Donald Trump, and even "pro-Trump conspiracy theories." Even on the show itself, Rosanne has made her political views known, which is fine, but this time she went too far.

The New York Times reported that Rosanne's deleted tweet, which is still being shared as a screenshot by Twitter users, reads: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." The "vj" is Roseanne's reference to Valerie Jarrett. This morning Roseanne tweeted: "I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter." Then she posted a further apology by saying: "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans.

I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste."

Responses to Roseanne's tweet

It was reported by Variety that Channing Dungey -- the president of ABC Entertainment -- released a statement, saying "'Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.'" Variety also reported that Bob Iger, the CEO and Disney Chairman, said: "'There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.'"

Others, connected to the show have voiced their opinions on Twitter as well.

Comedian and consulting producer on the show, Wanda Sykes, posted on Twitter: "I will not be returning to @RosanneOnABC." The actress Sara Gilbert, who plays Roseanne's daughter Darlene Conner on the show, voiced her sadness on Twitter, saying: "I am disappointed in her actions to say the least," and "This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in..."

According to Variety, Bruce Helford, the show's writer and producer, released his own statement, saying, "'On behalf of all the writers and producers, we worked incredibly hard to create an amazing show.

I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is.'"

It is sad to see the iconic show come to an end after such a thoughtless and hurtful comment. According to The New York Times, Roseanne's children took away her "social media accounts" a few months before the show aired. ABC executives were already worried about Roseanne making an offensive comment that would cause advertisers or viewers to break away from the show. It will be interesting to see if Roseanne will leave Twitter for good, along with any other social media accounts that she has.