ICM Partners, one of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies, has just dropped Roseanne Barr as a client for her “disgraceful and unacceptable tweet,” according to a company announcement.
“We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning,” the agency’s leadership said in an internal memo to company employees, according to Deadline.com.
“What she wrote,” continues the ICM statement, “is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client.”
The move came on the heels of Barr’s overtly racist tweet from this morning, effectively calling former Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an “ape.”
ICM, along with William Morris Endeavor, CAA, and UTA, dominate the representation of movie, TV and literary talent in the United States.
ICM’s TV client list includes actors from Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, The Black List, The Big Bang Theory, Dancing With The Stars and Modern Family.
It also included the reboot of Roseanne, which today was canceled by ABC.
ICM has made millions representing Barr but her racism and crude behavior are an insult to the vast majority of the Hollywood community, who tend to be more liberal and progressive than America as a whole.
What ICM just did is the right thing for their business and for the management of this top-rated talent agency.