ABC has cancelled Roseanne after racist Tweet about former President Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
Barr in a Tweet that has since been deleted referred to Jarrett as an ape.
“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,”
After much backlash the actress issued an apology and said he was leaving Twitter.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Joe Scarborough, and others called on ABC to cancel Barr’s show:
The comparison by Rosanne Barr on ABC of Former Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett to an APE is racist and inexcusable. ABC must take action NOW!
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) May 29, 2018
Hey @ABC, Roseanne Barr compared Valerie Jarrett to an ape. There is no apology she can make that justifies @ABC turning a blind eye to this bigotry by airing another second of her show.
Even in the Age of Trump, there are red lines that can never be crossed. This is one.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) May 29, 2018
The network has responded.
In a statement, ABC which is lead by Channing Dungey said:
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” the brief statement said.
Good job ABC!
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