ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after Roseanne Barr’s ‘abhorrent’ Twitter comment

Roseanne Barr says she's done with social media... just hours after she fired off a racially charged tweet at a former adviser to President Obama

Roseanne Barr says she's done with social media... just hours after she fired off a racially charged tweet at a former adviser to President Obama

ABC canceled the show in a one-sentence statement from Channing Dungey, the network's entertainment president, who called it "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values".

Its revival this year also proved a success, with the sitcom "reboot" becoming one of the most watched shows across America, drawing more than 18 million viewers on average.

Barr later deleted the tweet and said it was a joke, adding "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans".

Her Twitter account had a manic feel throughout the morning. While she backtracked that statement by deleting the tweet and then apologized for the so-called joke made in "bad taste", she took one more step by promising to leave the social media platform that got her into so much trouble.

"I don't understand it to be anything other than free speech", said Fox host Harris Faulkner. "I blame myself, not Ambien", she tweeted. "I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is". ABC did the right thing. It' all ok. thanks tho guys!

"I will handle my sadness the way I want to".

And she wrote, "I think I know what really happened. She's distancing herself from me and my tweet-she has to".

Barr also continued to tweet about George Soros, a liberal donor who has been painted as the villain in many right-wing conspiracy theories. "I mean, this might come as a complete shock to you, but we nearly lost our house the way things are going".

As well as the apology, Barr retweeted messages of support from fans who had backed the star using the hashtag #StandWithRoseanne.

Jarrett served as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama for both of his terms in office. "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please. ty", she tweeted. I'm glad ABC decided that was too much, even though the network previously seemed fine holding her up as a star, contributing to the normalization of her xenophobia and outright craziness.

Jarrett, who appeared at the taping of an MSNBC show about racism on Tuesday, said she hoped the incident could be turned into a teaching moment.

"This is incredibly sad and hard for all of us, as we've created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love-one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member", Miss Gilbert tweeted.

Before the announcement of the cancellation, Roseanne consulting producer and famed writer and comedian Wanda Sykes vowed not to return to the show. It represented the work of hundreds of talented people.

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