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ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following star's racist tweet

NEW YORK — ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values." Barr had apologized and deleted her Monday-night tweet, calling it a "bad joke," but the damage had already been done.

http://www.startribune.com/roseanne-barr-apologizes-for-bad-joke-about-obama-aide/483952671/

 

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