ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweets

Roseanne has been cancelled in the wake of its titular star’s rampant tweets.

Notoriously outspoken on social media, Barr took it too far this time, attacking former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American.  Barr's now-deleted tweet read: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby vj." 

After receiving backlash for the tweet, Roseanne apologized over social media, admitting that the tweet was made in bad taste. “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 wrote.

Despite her public apology, it was too late. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey announced their decision to cancel the show soon after, releasing an official statement. "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," the statement said.

Co-star Sara Gilbert also took to Twitter, expressing her disappointment over the ordeal. "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least," she lamented.

CTV has followed suit and has removed Roseanne from all platforms in Canada.