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.
- Earlier this afternoon, Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer on the sitcom, said she will not be returning to the show citing the tweet.
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.