See Ya: ABC Cancels Series After Roseanne Barr Calls Former Obama Aide Valerie Jarrett An Ape

by Krystal Franklin

May 29, 2018

Photos by Phillip Chin/WireImage, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Paul Morigi/Getty Images

This is what happens when you have a sistah in charge at ABC! Channing Dungey, the first black woman to serve as President of a major broadcast television network, has canceled Roseanne Barr‘s series after the comedian/actress referred to Barack Obama‘s former aide Valerie Jarrett (she was born in Iran) as “a Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

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.”

Wanda Sykes, who served as a consulting producer on the reboot, announced she was leaving the show amidst Barr’s comments.

The 65-year-old has since apologized, but really, who cares.

Jarrett is an attorney and businesswoman who served as the senior advisor to the 44th President of the United States. She is a graduate of  Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School.

Photo by Robin L Marshall/FilmMagic

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