ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Controversial Tweets by Star Roseanne Barr

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Well, that didn’t last long.

Mere weeks after taking primetime television by storm, the updated Roseanne has already been cancelled by ABC.

Why?

Roseanne Barr’s social media presence.

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Barr made some comments about Obama aide Valerie Jarrett that were considered racist and repugnant by the Walt Disney Company, parent company of ABC Entertainment.

In a now deleted tweet, Barr compared Jarrett (who is of African-American descent) to a monkey.

The tweet read “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

Roseanne, a staunch Trump supporter, has since apologized for the tweet, but the damage is done. ABC swiftly cancelled her series this afternoon.

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“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, in a statement.

This isn’t the first Twitter debacle Barr has been involved in. Earlier in the year she accused Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg of performing a Nazi salute, and supported a conspiracy theory that accused high-profile Democrats of taking part in a child sex trafficking ring.

[Source: Market Watch]

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