ABC canceled “Roseanne” Tuesday morning after the show’s lead, Roseanne Barr, let off a series of racist tweets the night prior. The tweets included a comment referring to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”
Barr apologized to Jarrett on Twitter Tuesday morning and announced she would be leaving the social media platform. However, shortly after the apology, “Roseanne” consulting producer Wanda Sykes tweeted she would not be returning to the show and ABC president Channing Dungey announced in a statement a condemnation of Barr’s tweets as well as news of the network’s decision to cancel the show.
The show had previously been renewed for another season, and that revival finished its first season as the number one scripted primetime television show in the 18-49 age range.