ABC Cancels ‘Rosanne’ After Barr’s Racist Tweet

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Just a few hours after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former President Obama’s aide Valerie Jarrett, her extremely popular reboot of “Roseanne” was taken off the air.

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement on Tuesday that the network would not be producing the show’s second season.


Barr made a politically charged and rather racial tweet linking Chelsea Clinton to liberal donor George Soros saying Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

Shortly after the tweet, Barr tweeted again, with an apology.

“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,” she tweeted, after writing she was quitting Twitter.