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ABC Just Canceled Roseanne’s Show for Her 'Abhorrent, Repugnant' Tweets

The network said Barr's tweet about Valerie Jarrett was inconsistent with its values.

by VICE Staff
May 29 2018, 7:09pm

UPDATE: ABC just canceled Roseanne and ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey issued the following statement:

Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.


Original story:
Roseanne Barr is starting to see some consequences after she sent out a series of bizarre tweets, including a racist insult of Valerie Jarrett, on Tuesday.

Barr, currently starring in the reboot of her sitcom Roseanne on ABC, apologized after she triggered outrage for tweeting “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” The tweet, which Barr has since deleted, was in reference to Valerie Jarrett, who worked as an adviser for Barack Obama during his presidency.

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