ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Barr's 'Abhorrent' Tweet About Former Obama Advisor

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Posted: May 29, 2018 2:05 PM
ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Barr's 'Abhorrent' Tweet About Former Obama Advisor

ABC announced Tuesday that it was cancelling Roseanne Barr’s TV show after she tweeted an offensive statement about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarett.

Barr tweeted about Jarett Tuesday: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

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

Prior to ABC’s cancelling the show, Barr deleted the tweet, apologized, and announced she was leaving Twitter.

Some of the cast and writers of the show quickly denounced Barr's comment Tuesday.