BREAKING: Disney’s ABC Abruptly Cancels Pro-Trump “Roseanne” Revival

Kirsters Baish| Earlier today, actress/comedienne Roseanne Barr posted a controversial tweet about Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, which sparked all kinds of outrage. It wasn’t long before ABC announced that they were canceling the revival.

Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment President, released a statement today which explained that the television network would not be bringing the show back for another season.

Dungey explained to Fox News, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

Roseanne Barr’s representative declined to comment on the matter, ICM Partners also announced that they were dropping Barr.

As Fox News explains:

The news comes after Barr went into emergency damage-control mode following a politically charged tweet she sent linking Chelsea Clinton to liberal donor George Soros and a racially charged tweet saying Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

The latter led to an almost immediate mea culpa, and a vow to never tweet again.

“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. 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,” she tweeted, after writing she was quitting Twitter.

Her account was deactivated for a period of time, before reappearing with an old tweet with a glowing New York Times review of her highly rated “Roseanne” reboot pinned to the top of her Twitter feed.

In a clip for an upcoming appearance on “11th Hour with Brian Williams” Jarrett responded to the backlash noting Roseanne’s suppot of Donald Trump might be to blame for her inflamatory comments.

In the clip, she states, “Tone does start at the top and we like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country, but I also think every individual citizen has a responsibility too. And it’s up to all of us to push back. Our government is only going to be as good as we make it.” She then turns toward Al Sharpton and goes on, “As reverend always taught me, people on the inside have to push hard and people on the outside have to listen.”

Sarah Gilbert, one of Roseanne Barr’s costars, expressed her own disappointment.

Right before ABC announced the cancellation of the show, Gilbert tweeted out, “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” costar Emma Kinney explained that she would have left the show had it not been canceled.

Consulting producer Wanda Sykes announced that she was quitting the show hours before ABC announced the cancellation.

The sitcom spent two decades off the air, but when it returned on March 27, it received a 5.1 rating among the key demographic of Americans ages 18-49, with 18.1 million viewers.

It is possible that another station will pick the show up, but it isn’t likely that many networks will work with Barr after the racist tweet.