“Roseanne’s twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” ~ ABC
Perhaps she should have thought before she Tweeted. Roseanne Barr went on a racist Twitter rant earlier today that immediately drew the ire of the network, co-star Sarah Gilbert, and consulting producer, Wanda Sykes, who said she would not return to the show after the tweets were posted,
In a now-deleted post Barr tweeted “”Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” in reference to Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to President Obama.
In an interview with CNN, Barr said the comment was meant as a joke. She has since apologized to Jarrett stating “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.” She further stated she is “now leaving Twitter.” However, the damage has clearly been done.