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ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Racist Tweet

ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Racist Tweet
Roseanne Barr (Andy Kropa/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:59 PM EDT

ABC canceled its top-rated "Roseanne" reboot Tuesday after its star Roseanne Barr made a racially charged crack about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser in the Obama White House.

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC said in statement.

Barr proclaimed Monday if the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes" "had a baby," it would be Jarrett. ABC has now canceled the show.

Roseanne deleted the comment and said Tuesday she was sorry for her crack.

According to NBC News, Barr's deleted tweet read: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj"

NBC said the offending tweet was a response to an online claim President Barack Obama had spied on French presidential candidates and a social media user's accusation Jarrett helped Obama "hide a lot."

Barr also apologized to Chelsea Clinton for a tweet for saying the former first daughter's middle name is Soros and she is wed to a nephew of billionaire businessman George Soros whom Barr called a "racist" and "Nazi" in another tweet.

Clinton shot back that her middle name was "Victoria" and her husband is not related to Soros, whose family she complimented.

Early Tuesday afternoon, comic Wanda Sykes, who served as a consulting producer on "Roseanne," said she was leaving the ABC sitcom reboot.

Also criticizing Barr was actress Sara Gilbert, who played her daughter on the show.

Barr's talent agency, ICM Partners, announced it was dropping her as well, Deadline Hollywood reported.

"We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning," Deadline quoted an internal memo to employees. "What she wrote 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."

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Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network canceled the popular comedy "Roseanne" on Tuesday after star Roseanne Barr compared a former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter.
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:59 PM
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