ABC axes ‘Roseanne’ star racially charged tweet
Roseanne Barr apologized for the tweet about the former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett; comment on The Five.’
Viacom is reportedly pulling original “Roseanne” reruns of the channels after the show’s namesake star posted a racist tweet about Obama-era administration official.
The large media company, will no longer air episodes of the show on the Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT channels, The Wrap reported Tuesday. The change will take effect on Wednesday.
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Roseanne Barr early Tuesday tweeted that Valerie Jarrett, an Afro-American who was born in Iran and served as assistant of the former President Barack Obama, is like the “muslim brotherhood & the planet of the apes had a baby.”
Barr quickly apologized to Jarrett and “for all Americans”, but the damage was done. ABC cancelled its 2018 reboot of her show, and her talent agency, ICM ners, dropped her.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.
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