Roseanne has been canceled after Roseanne Barr made racist comments in a tweet earlier today. The announcement came Tuesday from Channing Dungey, ABC president of entertainment: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."
Barr's tweet, which was deleted, called a former advisor to Obama "a product of an Islamic group and a character from 'Planet of the Apes'.”
Actress Wanda Sykes then tweeted that she was leaving the show after Barr's hateful comments.
I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC.— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 29, 2018
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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