ABC Cancels Roseanne After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet

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ABC has canceled its revival of Roseanne after its star and series creator Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values,” Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment said in a statement, “and we have decided to cancel her show.” After Barr went on a tirade this morning — she also attacked Chelsea Clinton— she apologized and said she was leaving Twitter. Sara Gilbert, her co-star and an executive producer on the revival, condemned Barr’s statement, while writer Wanda Sykes said she was leaving the show. Co-showrunner Whitney Cummings also left the show earlier this month. All mentions of the show appear to be removed from ABC’s press website.

ABC Cancels Roseanne After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet