Published May 31, 2018
The Christian Science Monitor quoted David Schmid, associate professor of English and pop culture expert, on ABC’s decision to cancel “Roseanne” after her racist tweets toward Valerie Jarrett, adviser to former president Obama. Schmid called ABC’s axing of the show “a good decision” that reflected the network’s desire to contain the damage of potential viewer and advertiser boycotts. “This is all about the money,” Schmid said. “ABC realized that despite the success of ‘Roseanne,’ they were going to lose a lot of money,” he says.
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