Hit sitcom ‘Roseanne’ was abruptly canceled by ABC Tuesday just hours after the iconic comedian posted “racist” and “abhorrent” tweets about Chelsea Clinton and former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett; with network executives saying the comments were “inconsistent” with their values.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey.
The news comes just hours after the comic lashed out at George Soros, Chelsea Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, and made a series of comments regarding conspiracy theories surrounding the CIA and other agencies.
Barr apologized to the senior Obama official earlier Tuesday, saying “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me — my joke was in bad taste.”
I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
“Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,” said Barr’s co-star Sara Gilbert.
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