Valerie Jarrett

Rosanne Barr responds to criticism for Valerie Jarrett tweet in fiery video

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Rosanne Barr in an interview. Photo: Vera Anderson/WireImage via Getty Images

In a self-posted video, Rosanne Barr responded to criticism from being fired and having her show, "Roseanne," cancelled, after targeting former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett in a tweet, explaining she initially told NBC "I thought Valerie Jarrett was white."

The backdrop: Barr initially released a vulgar video saying she thought Jarrett was white before releasing her scripted statement. After being fired, she apologized for her initial tweet saying she was on Ambien at the time she sent it.

Multiple networks dropping “Roseanne” reruns after racist tweet

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

The aftereffects of Roseanne Barr's racist tweet Tuesday morning continue as reruns of "Roseanne," scheduled to air on Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, will be cancelled as of tomorrow, a Viacom spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, a Hulu spokesperson told the publication that the show will be dropped from its streaming platform, and Laff broadcast network is cancelling reruns of the original series, which ran from 1988-1997 on ABC.