ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following star's racist tweet

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Barr's now-deleted tweet read: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

Still, her tweets put renewed pressure on the network to take some kind of action.

Barr was was responding to a Twitter thread with an article from SGTreports, a site known for publishing conspiracy theories, in which a commenter mentioned Jarrett.

The scandal prompted Wanda Sykes, the show's consulting producer, to announce she was quitting the show right before ABC announced Roseanne's cancellation. The fact-checking site Snopes called it "false" back in 2016.

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I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans.

After initially calling her tweet about Jarrett "a joke", Barr issued an apology for her racially charged remark. First, it started with Barr saying that Chelsea Clinton was married to George Soros' nephew, based on a rumor from Scott Baio, in a flawless example of the fools leading the foolish.

She added, "I apologize". The reboot episodes have been primarily focused on the tension between Roseanne, a Trump supporter, and her family.

ABC had plenty of reason to believe this latest controversy will be a distant memory in four months - particularly given the modern news cycle, and a world where every day the White House is behind another new controversy. NBC came out of its relationship with Trump virtually unscathed - even if the country didn't.

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Roseanne also noted, "By the way, George Soros is a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth-were you aware of that?"

"That's what we need to do as a country is figure out what we don't like, talk to each other and discuss how we're going to get it changed or fixed", Barr said.

The "Roseanne" revival may have been a breakout hit for ABC this spring, but star Roseanne Barr is again being criticized for a Twitter post, which has been condemned as "a racist and bigoted 'joke'". Its finale, which aired last week, nabbed roughly 10 million viewers. It was in response to a tweet referencing a Wikileaks claim that the Central Intelligence Agency during Obama's term in office spied on French presidential candidates. The President also called Barr after the premiere to congratulate her.

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