ABC Cancels “Roseanne” After Barr’s Racist Tweet about Obama Administration’s Valerie Jarett

Roseanne Barr on Monday attacked former President Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarett she’s quoted saying, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote, with Jarrett’s initials. Barr accused Valerie Jarrett of having a role in covering up alleged misdeeds for the Obama administration.

There was an immediate visceral response from the public, including comedian Wanda Sykes who immediately quitting the show. Sykes was a creative consultant, on the popular “Roseanne” reboot.

Barr issued an apologetic statement, “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.”

Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, issued a statement Tuesday saying the show has been canceled in response to Roseanne Barr’s tweets.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” the statement read.