BREAKING: ‘Roseanne’ CANCELED After Racist Tweet by Roseanne Barr [VIDEO]

ABC has cancelled its hit reboot of Roseanne following her racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement,

Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.

Very early on Tuesday morning, Roseanne Barr replied in a thread about “Obama’s CIA” and “Obama’s secrets.” The account @MARS0411 said, “Jarrett helped hide a lot,” referring to Valerie Jarrett, a top Obama aide. In a now-deleted tweet, Barr replied,

muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj

Jarrett is African American.

Barr responded to criticism that her tweet was racist by writing, “Muslims r not a race.”

Prior to comparing Jarrett to an ape, Barr spent hours Tuesday morning tweeting and retweeting a number of far-right conspiracy theories, most of them regarding the Clintons and George Soros. Don Jr. retweeted two of Barr’s anti-Semetic tweets.

Following the tweet, comedian Wanda Sykes announced she was leaving the show, where she had served as a consulting producer:

Sara Gilbert, who stars as Roseanne’s daughter Darlene Conner in the show, called Barr’s comments “abhorrent” and said she was “disappointed in her actions.”

Emma Kenney, who plays Gilbert’s character Darlene’s daughter on the show, tweeted: “I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable.”

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough host tweeted that “no apology” could justify ABC “turning a blind eye to this bigotry by airing another second of her show.”

Barr apologized for what she characterized as a “joke”:

I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me—my joke was in bad taste.


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