'Roseanne' abruptly canceled over star's controversial tweets Tuesday
ABC has announced that it is canceling the recently-revived sitcom 'Roseanne' after the show's star sparked outrage on social media Tuesday.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey made the announcement just hours after Roseanne Barr made a racially-charged comment Monday morning.
Barr apologized after she tweeted the insult directed at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, calling her a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes." She also wrote tweets or retweeted attacks on Michael Moore, Chelsea Clinton and George Soros.
ABC Entertainment cancels Roseanne Barr's show, calling her comment on Twitter "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values." https://t.co/2HJA1onFiw [Corrects link] pic.twitter.com/XEdNA8RLft— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2018
Barr said she was "leaving" Twitter after she apologized for her initial comments directed at Jarrett. In her apology, Barr said the Jarrett tweet was "in bad taste."
The sitcom returned in March, more than two decades after the original ended its hit run, with an estimated 18.4 million viewers tuning in for the reboot. The massive success of the show prompted President Donald Trump to call Barr and congratulate her after its premiere.
She has yet to comment on Tuesday's sudden cancellation of her show.