'Roseanne' Cancelled by ABC Following Star's Racist Twitter Rant

'Roseanne' Cancelled by ABC Following Star's Racist Twitter Rant
In the wake of titular star Roseanne Barr continuing to spew hateful, racist rhetoric online, ABC has now cancelled Roseanne entirely.

UPDATE (05/29, 3:38 p.m. EDT): CTV has confirmed it will remove episodes of Roseanne from its platforms in Canada.

The decision comes after Barr ranted on Twitter earlier today about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to Barack Obama, calling her the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes." 

While Barr (or her publicist) soon deleted the racist remarks and tweeted an apology, comedian Wanda Sykes announced that she was leaving her post as consulting producer on the show. Sykes had held the job for the show's first season.

In a statement, ABC president Channing Dungey wrote that "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."

Barr, a noted supporter of President Donald Trump, had also accused billionaire George Soros of being a Nazi on the platform earlier in the day, in addition to alleging Chelsea Clinton had wed Soros' nephew. Barr has also been known to peddle right-wing conspiracy theories including "Pizzagate."

Barr's co-star Sara Gilbert called the comments "abhorrent," writing on Twitter, "Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least."

Roseanne was set to air a 13-episode eleventh season this fall.