ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Controversial Tweet Aimed At Valerie Jarrett

ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Controversial Tweet Aimed At Valerie Jarrett

ABC announced Tuesday afternoon that it was cancelling “Roseanne” hours after the star of the show made a controversial remark about a former adviser to President Obama via Twitter.

“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr tweeted, in reference to Valerie Jarrett.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” read a statement Tuesday from ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey.

Barr later apologized and deleted the offending tweet.

The first episode of the show reboot raked in 25 million viewers and drew much controversy after the lead character played a Trump supporter.

Bre Payton was a staff writer at The Federalist.
Related Posts