Disney CEO Bob Iger confessed during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that firing conservative actress Roseanne Barr was an ‘easy decision.’ As Fox News reports:
Disney CEO Bob Iger has made many tough decisions in his career, but firing Roseanne Barr was not one of them.
In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, the 68-year-old businessman said the choice was actually “easy” and took him only five minutes.
Barr was fired in May 2018 by ABC after she sent a racist tweet about Valarie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama. The network also canceled “Roseanne,” even though it was the highest-rated sitcom in the 2017-2018 TV season.
“It took about five minutes to know what we had to do,” Iger said on “Super Soul Sunday.” “It seemed completely insensitive, completely disrespectful. It was very clear. The decision, it was easy to make.”
Barr was fired in May 2018 by ABC after she sent out a controversial tweet about Valerie Jarrett.