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


Well, that didn’t last long.

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


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.

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