|The now former cast of Roseanne. (ABC)|
“Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
The Roseanne reboot was a number one show and a huge ratings booster for the network and it employed a large cast, not to mention a team of writers and show staff who are no doubt hurt by this decision.
In her tweet, Barr said, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote, replying to a tweet which has been taken down which accused Jarrett of helping to cover up alleged misdeeds for the Obama administration reports The Hollywood Reporter. When Twitter followers stated that her statement seemed racist, Barr scoffed, “Muslims r NOT a race.”
She followed up her rants with an apology early this morning saying, "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." And then posted another saying that she is leaving Twitter. Unfortunately for her, she is also leaving her hit show.
I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
I doubt that this is over. Stay tuned.