ABC cancelled its reboot of the “Roseanne” after the show’s star Roseanne Barr referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes” in a controversial series of tweets. Barr later apologized and deleted the tweet, calling it a “bad joke” and adding, “Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”
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
The comedy revival’s first episode in March was a huge hit, viewed by more than 25 million people. But ABC officials didn’t hesitate to dump the show, stating, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” To read more on this story, click here.
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