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American Muslims Applaud ABC’s Decision to Cancel the Roseanne Show After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet

Washington, D.C., May 30, 2018. – American Muslim Institution (AMI) would like to
applaud and recognize ABC Entertainment network’s decisive action of canceling the
Roseanne Show. The reboot of the originalRoseanne Show was the top rated show in
America on Tuesday evenings. AMI applauds ABC Entertainment decisive decision of
putting values above profits, canceling the show within two hours of Roseanne Barr’s recent
racist tweet about Muslims, African Americans and Valerie Jarrett.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement about Valerie Jarrett is racist. Normalization of racism in
America is wrong and inconsistent with our values. I applaud the decision of ABC
Entertainment to cancel her show”, stated Amb. Islam Siddiqui, President of AMI.

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