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November 16, 2018

The fallout for Roseanne Barr’s show has begun after her Twitter tirade

May 29, 2018

The actress and her ABC sitcom are beginning to face the consequences of her appalling social media spiral.

Roseanne Barr and her ABC sitcom are beginning to face the consequences of her appalling social media spiral.

Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer for “Roseanne,” announced Tuesday that she’s leaving the show — hours after Barr shared a racist tweet about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett and claimed investor George Soros is “a nazi.”




“I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC,” Sykes simply wrote.

Barr garnered widespread backlash after she called Jarrett the baby of “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.” The actress also claimed in another tweet that Soros “is a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth.”

The comments drew such swift rebuke that even Barr’s own TV daughter wanted nothing to do with it.

“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,” tweetedSara Gilbert, who is also a producer on the show. “I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”

Many have called for ABC to take action with “Roseanne” following Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweets. (Adam Rose/AP)

Barr has issued an apology for the Jarrett tweet, which she has since deleted, and said Tuesday that she’s “leaving Twitter.”

Many other public figures also condemned Barr’s behavior, with the Rev. Al Sharpton urging ABC to do something about it.

“The comparison by Rosanne Barr on ABC of Former Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett to an APE is racist and inexcusable,” he tweeted. “ABC must take action NOW!”

Film and TV writer Michael Green — whose recent credits include “Logan,” “Blade Runner 2049” and “Alien Covenant” — encouraged people associated with “Roseanne” to leave the series.

“Any actor who quits Rosanne in protest has a job on my next show,” Green tweeted.

ABC has not publicly commented amid the backlash and has not responded to multiple requests for comment.

Others to slam Barr, 65, in the aftermath of her comments include Don Cheadle, whose films within the Marvel franchise have the same parent company, Disney, as ABC.

“You can take @RoseanneOnABC out of racism but you can’t take the racism out of @therealroseanne,” Cheadle tweeted.

“Roseanne,” which originally aired from 1988 to 1997, recently wrapped its first season since being rebooted. It was renewed for another season less than a week after the first episode of the revival premiered in late March to over 18 million viewers.

Wanda Sykes announced she’s not returning to the series in the aftermath of Barr’s tweets.
Wanda Sykes announced she’s not returning to the series in the aftermath of Barr’s tweets. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)




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