Jerry Seinfeld Thinks Roseanne Barr's Firing Was "Overkill"
"What's deal with firing people for being racist?!" Jerry, kind of.
Although the ABC network in America was widely praised for its swift decision to cancel the reboot of Roseanne after Roseanne Barr decided to hit send on that yikes AF racist tweet, comedian Jerry Seinfeld thinks the network jumped the gun on cancelling the show.
Speaking to USA Today while promoting season 10 of his Netflix show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the comedian mused that the cancellation was unnecessary because people would have stopped watching the series in the backlash to the tweet, anyway.
"I don't even know why they had to do that," he said of the cancellation. "It seemed like, you don’t need to murder someone that’s committing suicide. I thought the firing was overkill. She's already dead."
When asked whether she should have been able to keep her job or whether they could have fired her without cancelling the show, Seinfeld got a little shady, answering: "I don’t really watch that kind of TV, so I don’t know much about it."
The shade continued in his interview with Entertainment Tonight, telling them that he "never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push".
"That was fresh,” he added.
Less than fresh, however, is reboot TV as a whole.
"I don't love that trend," he says. "I'm not a fan of going back. I like to go forward. Make up something new. I don't like retreads, I don't like sequels, I don't like Throwback Thursday. I like to look at old pictures, but other than that, let's move on."
We guess we won't be getting a Seinfeld reboot anytime soon, but the Roseanne-less spin-off of Roseanne -- tentatively titled The Conners -- will be hitting screens sometime this spring.
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