May 29, 2018 - Economy

ABC cancels "Roseanne" after racist tweet


ABC's Roseanne. Photo: Adam Rose via Getty Images

ABC has cancelled its reboot of "Roseanne" after star Roseanne Barr tweeted that former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett looks like "Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby."

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
— ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey

The details: Just yesterday, Barr tweeted false conspiracy theories connecting Chelsea Clinton to George Soros — which were retweeted by Donald Trump Jr. In the past, she has frequently tweeted pro-Trump conspiracy theories, controversial topics and criticized prominent Democrats.

After her tweet, which was later deleted, Barr apologized and said she was quitting Twitter:

Flashback: Back in March after the show's premiere, President Trump telephoned Barr to congratulate her on its return and — what really impressed him — the huge ratings.

Meanwhile, Barr's agent ICM Partners, said in a statement it has dropped her as a client.

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