ABC canceled its hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday after the star of the show, Roseanne Barr, referred to a former adviser to President Barack Obama as an “ape.”
Barr referred to the adviser, Valerie Jarrett, as a “child” of the “Muslim Brotherhood” and “Planet of the Apes” in a tweet posted Monday.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” read a statement Tuesday from ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey.
Barr later apologized on her Twitter account.
The actress was responding to an online claim that Obama had spied on French presidential candidates and a social media user accused Jarrett of helping Obama “hide a lot.”
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj” Barr said in a tweet that has been deleted.