The repercussions are coming quickly for Roseanne Barr after she tweeted on Monday that Barack Obama's former aide Valerie Jarrett was the product of when "muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby."
ABC immediately canceled the reboot of her show, explaining that "Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."
The reboot isn't the only thing getting taken off the air, though. Viacom also announced that they will be pulling all Roseanne reruns from their cable networks as of Wednesday.
Barr has also been dropped from her talent agency ICM Partners. "We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning," the agency wrote in an internal memo. "What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client."
The executive producer of both the original Roseanne series that aired from 1988 to 1997 and the reboot, Tom Werner, told Deadline on Tuesday that he supports ABC's decision to cancel the show.
"I support ABC’s decision to cancel the show in the wake of Roseanne Barr’s most recent reprehensible tweets," he said. "Our goal was to promote constructive discussion about the issues that divide us. It represented the work of hundreds of talented people. I hope the good work done is not totally eclipsed by these abhorrent and offensive comments, and that Roseanne seeks the help she so clearly needs."
Don't feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet. I will be on Joe Rogan's podcast friday.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 30, 2018
As for Barr herself, the comedian went on Twitter once again to apologize. "Don't feel sorry for me, guys," she says in the tweet. "I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet." Barr also stated that she'll be on Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday.