Roseanne Barr blasts ABC, co-stars for cancelling show in Twitter tirade

Roseanne Barr apologizes for Twitter post blasted as 'racist'

Roseanne Barr apologizes for Twitter post blasted as 'racist'

Having earlier apologised for her racist tweet which referred to Ms Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes, Barr attempted to provide an explanation for her comments, saying she was under the influence of the sleeping drug Ambien.

As for Barr's comments, she was sacked from her hit ABC series Roseanne today after tweeting an anti-Semitic conspiracy and saying, "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj" - which a refernce to the former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who is a person of color.

Roseanne Barr's attempt to bridge the political divide came crashing down Tuesday, when ABC canceled her rebooted hit sitcom hours after the television star had sent a racially tinged tweet.

ABC has canceled its revival of "Roseanne", the network announced Tuesday. "I will be on Joe Rogan's podcast Friday", Barr, 65, tweeted.

"As I tell my 4-year-old, one makes a choice with one's actions", Rhimes tweeted.

The swift developments rendered President Donald Trump at least temporarily mum.

After a barrage of criticism on social media, Barr apologized to Jarrett, who is mixed race, and to "all Americans" for what she called a "joke".

In a second statement she said: "Today my words caused hundreds of hardworking people to lose their jobs".

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"He said that 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 canceling the show", Jarrett said. She said of the Jarrett tweet, "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting".

The backlash against Roseanne began when she compared Valerie, an Obama-era advisor, to a monkey. "Forgive me - my joke was in bad taste", she tweeted.

Additionally, Barr went on to retweet several comments supporting her as fans used the hashtag #IStandWithRoseanne.

"We like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country, but I also think every individual citizen has a responsbility, too", Jarrett said. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the frightful statements made and said about me on ABC.

And Barr has now been dropped by her agents over the racist tweet. Here, Barr is pictured attending the premiere of ABC's "Roseanne" at Walt Disney Studio Lot on March 23, in Burbank, California.

Jarrett, who appeared at the taping of an MSNBC show about racism on Tuesday, said she hoped the incident could be turned into a teaching moment.

"This is incredibly sad and hard for all of us, as we've created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love-one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member", Miss Gilbert tweeted.

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