ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Roseanne Barr's Tweet

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Oh boy. Roseanne Barr is now claiming that her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett was the result of taking the sedative Ambien - and her reasoning is NOT going over well on Twitter.

Consulting producer Wanda Sykes said she was quitting the Roseanne show and Barr said she was quitting Twitter.

Valerie Jarrett speaks at an event at Hearst Tower on May 9, 2017 in NY.

ABC Entertainment cancels Roseanne Barr's show, calling her comment on Twitter "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values".

The Roseanne reboot premiered to record ratings for the network in March, totaling over 27.2 million telecast viewers according to Forbes.

"I'm fine. I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defence", Ms Jarrett said. After co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman tweeted their own condemnation of the tweets, Roseanne fired back.

"Don't feel sorry for me, guys!" it said.

She should also hate that what she has done will result in a giant step backward for everyone hoping to get past the knee-jerk accusations and indictments that pass for political discourse when discussing the president.

Civic leader Valerie Jarrett attends the United State of Women Summit on May 5, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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Barr, an outspoken supporter of President Trump, went on to tweet an apology following an online backlash accusing her of racism.

Barr also said her firing "worked out" because she "would leave when they started to try to censor me".

The character Roseanne said something like that a quarter-century ago, when her son was reluctant to kiss a black girl in a school play.

Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about a former aide to Barack Obama. "It was egregious... I made a mistake".

She had said on Tuesday that she was leaving Twitter, but she just can't seem to log off. "Bob Iger, who is the CEO of Disney, called me before the announcement, he apologized, he said he had zero tolerance for that sort of racist, bigoted comment and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he was cancelling this show and so I appreciate that they did that so swiftly", Jarrett said. "Forgive me- my joke was in bad taste".

Barr also promoted her upcoming appearance on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, on Friday, where she is expected to open up about her show's cancellation.

She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, "Not giving excuses for what I did (tweeted) but I've done weird stuff while on ambien - cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc".

Barr's character Roseanne is supporter of U.S. president Donald Trump, as Barr is in real life.

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