Roseanne Barr Controversy: Ambien Responds to Excuse for Racist Tweet

Wanda Sykes Quits 'Roseanne' Reboot, Show Cancelled Following Star's Racist Twitter Post

Wanda Sykes Quits 'Roseanne' Reboot, Show Cancelled Following Star's Racist Twitter Post

'Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have made a decision to cancel her show'.

By Tuesday morning, consulting producer Wanda Sykes said she wouldn't return to the show for Season 11, while producer and co-star Sara Gilbert called Barr's remarks "abhorrent".

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement later in the day, "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show". "Today my words caused hundreds of hardworking people to lose their jobs", Barr wrote in a tweet, one in a series of posts Tuesday night.

In a tweet that appears to have been since deleted, Barr wrote, "Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It just shocked me a bit, but I indeed fucked up".

When one fan tweeted that Fox should pick up Roseanne, Barr spoke out. "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but.don't defend it please".

Disney chief Bob Iger called Jarrett to personally apologize before the show's cancellation was announced, she said. Wednesday morning Barr seemed to defend Gilbert, saying she was "distancing herself" from Barr because "she has to", adding that she forgives Gilbert.

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ABC cancelled Roseanne Barr's sitcom, "Roseanne", on Tuesday after Barr tweeted a racist comment that compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

"Roseanne" was an instant hit when it returned this spring after a two-decade hiatus.

In the sitcom's reboot, Barr - a big Trump supporter in real life - played "Roseanne Conner", who was vocal about her support of President Trump. "I am disappointed in her actions to say the least".

"The tone does start at the top, and we like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country", she said.

"Wow! unreal", Barr tweeted back.

Barr apologized but then followed it up by repeating another conspiracy theory - that Soros and his father worked with Nazis during World War II (a rumor that has been debunked, and that Soros denounced again yesterday).

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