ABC Cancels Roseanne Sitcom After Racist Comments

Roseanne Barr has always been outspoken and controversial, but this time she’s gone far enough that it’s going to cost her some serious coin.  ABC has cancelled the 2nd season of her successfully revived sitcom after she went on a racist Twitter tirade on Tuesday insulting various people including Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama, and Chelsea Clinton.

Her tweet referencing Jarrett, in particular, set off a storm of reaction tweets and fallout.  It has since been deleted, but the tweet was as follows:

“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

– Roseanne Barr

There were quickly calls for ABC to acknowledge and respond to the racist comments from its star and Wanda Sykes, Consulting Producer of the Roseanne show, was also quick to tweet that she was not returning to work on the series.

A scrambling Barr tweeted an apology,

but that damage was already done.  By midday on Tuesday, ABC announced that they were cancelling the recently renewed 2nd season of the successful reboot.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show”


And that is that.  So long Roseanne…  Let’s hope this is the last that we ever hear of you.  Top 10 Stars We Hope Never Make a Comeback?