After the star of “Roseanne,” Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant this morning ABC has announced that the show has been canceled. The targets of Barr’s rant were former President Obama aide, Valerie Jett, and Chelsea Clinton. The Tweets have since been deleted. Barr also Tweeted an apology for her actions and stated she is getting off Twitter.
However, her apology was too late for ABC. Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, released the following statement: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
The cancelation of “Roseanne” comes after it hit airways again this past Spring after a long hiatus with stellar ratings and reviews. This development comes after it was just recently announced that the show would be coming back for a second season this Fall.
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