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Comedian Roseanne Barr took yet another cue from her president and unleashed an unhinged, racist Twitter rant, but this time she targeted former Obama Administration official, Valerie Jarrett.
In a now-deleted tweet, Barr said Jarrett looked as if the “Muslim Brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”
After she was called out by CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski, Barr attempted to brush off her egregious comments off as a “joke.”
The comedienne, who is the star and namesake of ABC’s newest reboot, Roseanne, issued an apology once her horrible comments began spreading across social media.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” she tweeted. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”
In spite of her apology, this isn’t the first time Barr has unfurled a racist attack against a Black woman in the Obama Administration. Back in 2013, she also compared former National Security Advisor Susan Rice to an ape.
Barr’s tepid apology didn’t stop folks on Twitter from demanding ABC severe ties with the comedian, who regularly spews Right-Wing conspiracies on Twitter.
While there’s no word on Barr’s future at ABC, Wanda Sykes has cut ties with the show.
Sykes, who served as a consulting producer on the Roseanne reboot, tweeted, “I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC.”
UPDATE: ABC has canceled Roseanne. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show. There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”
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