ABC Cancels Hit Sitcom ‘Roseanne’ After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Twitter Rant

Channing Dungey, the President of ABC Entertainment has just issued a statement saying that the company’s hit sitcom Roseanne has been canceled in response to a racist tweet sent out by Roseanne Barr on Tuesday.

Although Barr deleted her tweet shortly after sending it out, it referred to former President Barack Obama’s aide, Valerie Jarret, stating that she was the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.” She followed up with an apology tweet which read, “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. I am now leaving Twitter.”