You’re Fired! Roseanne Canned After Racist Tweet

You’re Fired! Roseanne Canned After Racist Tweet

Finally, Roseanne Barr has gone too far, even for herself, on Twitter, and she has vowed to leave the social-media platform. The tweet in question compared former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to a character from Planet of the Apes, which drew the ire of colleagues, including ex-husband Tom Arnold. Other ABC colleagues demanded that Roseanne apologies for the racist tweet.

In a twitter rant the star of the Roseanne reboot wrote: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr was responding to a comment about Jarrett, a top former aide to president Obama.”

Roseanne deleted the tweet, and she said: “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr tweeted. “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.”

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Update: ABC has canceled the “Roseanne” revival after the tweet, according to VarietyWriting: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.

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