Canceling ‘Roseanne’ may have been the easiest decision Disney ever made. Here’s why

Canceling ‘Roseanne’ may have been the easiest decision Disney ever made. Here’s why

Canceling 'Roseanne' may have been the easiest decision Disney ever made. Here's why
“Roseanne” cast members, from left, Sara Gilbert, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman work last year on the set of the now-canceled ABC show. (Adam Rose / ABC via Getty Images)

 

Among the hand-wringing over ABC’s snap decision Tuesday to cancel “Roseanne,” we’re being asked to bow down to the courage shown by the executives who made the decision to ax what was the network’s top-rated new show.

Disney Chairman Bob Iger, ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood and ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey all had to weigh the value of the “Roseanne” franchise against the despicable nature of Roseanne Barr’s racist and anti-Semitic tweets. They came down on the side of doing what was right, it’s said: Moral rectitude won out, easily.

It would probably be churlish to conclude that moral judgment had not


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