Disney-ABC executive Ben Sherwood was using Roseanne Barr’s inflammatory tweeting habits to promote the show at the advertiser promotional convention “Upfronts”, Think Progress reports:
The presentation began with Barr, who was heavily featured, introducing Disney-ABC Television Group chairman Ben Sherwood as “the guy responsible for most of my tweets.” Sherwood then appeared and praised Barr as someone who has “always done it her way.”
“For the record, I have absolutely nothing to do with Roseanne’s Twitter account,” Sherwood joked. “Take a look at her most recent tweet. It was all her.”
Sherwood then displayed a (fake) tweet from Roseanne complimenting him as a “more handsome and rugged Ben Affleck with a better back tattoo.”
Ouch. As Think Progress notes, Tuesday was not the first time Barr had tweeted something racist.
Their full report here.