Wanda Sykes Quits 'Roseanne' After Roseanne Barr Tweets Racist Insults

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On Tuesday, Barr ruffled feathers when she made racist comments about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to president Obama.

By noon on Tuesday, Wanda Sykes, a producer and writer on the "Roseanne" reboot, said she was leaving the show.

Barr responded to criticism that her tweet was racist by writing, "Muslims r not a race".

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But by mid-morning, Barr apologized to Jarett, apparently deleted the initial tweet and said she was removing herself from the platform, where she has 647,00 followers.

"The tweet, it's called racism, as you know better than I", Mitchell concluded. "Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste", Barr wrote. "Correction: Chelsea Clinton is not married to a Soros nephew". Barr then said she's leaving Twitter.

"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans", Barr tweeted. I'm just not married to one. She goes on to say: "I am disappointed in her actions to say the least".

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ABC has fired Roseanne Barr and canceled "Roseanne" after her hateful, ugly comments on Twitter this morning.

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. "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj", Barr wrote, characterizing Jarrett, an African-American woman born in Iran, as a child of the Muslim Brotherhood and an ape.

Roseanne Barr apologized for making a racial slur about a member of the Obama administration, embroiling the TV star in a new controversy. But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?

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ABC Entertainment's president said the network has chose to cancel the reboot of her show. "They blocked me from promoting anything on ABC because I called out Roseanne Barr & her unsafe tweets".

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