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ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Star Tweets Racist Attack of Obama Adviser

May 29, 2018

By Erin Thibeau


ABC has canceled "Roseanne," the network announced Tuesday. "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," a statement from the network's president read.

Since the announcement, Barr has been active on Twitter, blaming her comments on a everything from Memorial Day to being on Ambien in a series of tweets. "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting — it was memorial day too — I went 2 far & do not want it defended," Barr said in one tweet on uesday night.

But her critics weren't having it.


The star of ABC's "Roseanne" reboot, Roseanne Barr, has apologized for tweeting a racist attack of former Obama adviser Valerie Jarett. 

"Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote on Tuesday, replying to a tweet accusing Jarrett of helping to cover up the supposed crimes of the Obama administration. She has since deleted the tweet. 

When people on Twitter told her the tweet was racist, Barr replied, "Muslims r NOT a race," and after a CNN reporter called her out, she responded with, "It's a joke."

However, Barr later apologized and said she was leaving Twitter.

Jarrett wasn't the only target of the sitcom star's most recent Twitter attacks. She also tweeted a (repeatedly debunked) conspiracy theory about on George Soros and criticized Chelsea Clinton, who she incorrectly believed is married to Soros' nephew.

Barr, a vocal Trump supporter, is known for her controversial views, but ABC has stood by her. Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer on the show, announced her departure on Tuesday.

Many on Twitter are calling for the network to cancel "Roseanne." See some of the responses below.

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