Pro-Trump media have a meltdown after Roseanne’s racist tweet prompts ABC to cancel her show

Pro-Trump media have a meltdown after Roseanne’s racist tweet prompts ABC to cancel her show

Right-wing media figures call on their followers to #BoycottABC

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Following ABC’s decision to cancel the TV show Roseanne after the sitcom’s star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted a racist attack on President Barack Obama’s former advisor Valerie Jarrett, figures in the pro-Trump media universe had a meltdown and called on their followers to boycott ABC.

It’s not the first time Barr has gone on Twitter to make racist remarks; in fact, the star often serves as an amplifier to far-right conspiracy theories, false anti-Semitic narratives, and other toxic extremist content found on message boards like 4chan. These are the figures bemoaning the network’s decision to cancel the show:

Infowars host Alex Jones

One America News Network correspondent and Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec

CRTV host and Trump adviser Eric Bolling (who deleted his tweet)

Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer

Gateway Pundit’s Cassandra Fairbanks

YourVoice America host Bill Mitchell

Lucian Wintrich, White House correspondent for Gateway Pundit

The Federalist senior contributor Ashe Schow

Pro-Trump troll Mike Cernovich

Right-wing figure Ali Akbar

Pro-Trump radio host Wayne Dupree

Newsbusters Managing Editor Curtis Houck

Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft

NRA board member Ted Nugent

Turning Point USA’s Richard Armande Mills

Raheem Kassam, former London bureau chief for Breitbart

Pro-Trump YouTuber Mark Dice

Judicial Watch’s Jerry Dunleavy

Fox News radio host Todd Starnes

Social media network Gab, known as “a haven for white nationalists”

Hyperpartisan site RedStateWatcher

What are your thoughts? Please share and comment with your opinion. Is it too dangerous for Conservatives in this progressive era? Will you boycott ABC now?

Facebook pages shared pro-Roseanne memes

The Political Insider

Tell Me Now

Headline Politics

Robertson Family Values

I Support Donald Trump

America’s Freedom Fighters’ pages

Hyperpartisan page I Love My Freedom

Yes, Barr’s tweet was controversial, but ABC has arguably been looking for any excuse to cut Barr’s pro-Trump show since it became the highest rated show on television.

The Newly Press

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