Disney’s ABC has cancelled Roseanne Barr’s popular scripted television show after the feisty star went on a Twitter rampage on Tuesday morning. In one tweet, Roseanne referred to former President Obama’s advisor Valerie Jarrett as an ape.
The cancellation announcement came after Roseanne apologized for her offensive tweets and openly lesbian comic Wanda Sykes said she was quitting the show.
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr tweeted, referring to Jarrett, who is mixed race and originally from Iran.
In other tweets Roseanne mentioned Chelsea Clinton and George Soros as Nazi sympathizers.
“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? But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?”
The HuffingtonPost notes that “(Soros was 15 years old in 1945 ? younger than Anne Frank ? and was never a Nazi collaborator).”
The revamped Roseanne Show enjoyed high ratings as millions of Trump supporters tuned into the show.
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.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
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