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>> It's a joke. That's how TV star, Roseanne, characterized her tweet, saying former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett looked like if, quote, Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby.>>
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But that so called joke got her hit TV show cancelled. ABC releasing a statement hours later that quote, Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.
00:00:27
Roseanne's Twitter feed, which is rife with crude jokes, Islamophobic rants, and wacky conspiracy theories has gotten her in trouble before, but this one stuck. After brushing it off as a joke, hours later a rare apology, quote, to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks.
00:00:46
She also vowed to leave Twitter. But the damage was done. Comedian Wanda Sykes tweeted shortly after that that she would not be returning to the show where she is a consulting producer. Roseanne's own TV daughter tweeted that her comments are, quote, abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.
00:01:05
>> Quit looking at me.>> ABC and parent company Disney were feeling the heat to respond.>> Got it.>> Al Sharpton called the Tweet racist and inexcusable, and demanded ABC take action. Roseanne has staked her career and comeback of her 90s working class sitcom on her brash, conservative brand of humor.
00:01:22
On Monday she retweeted that Chelsea Clinton looked like the donkey from Shrek and that George Soros, who's Jewish, was actually a Nazi, a tweet that was then shared by Donald Trump, Junior. The show's return and huge viewership were welcome news to the President, who said he actually called Roseanne an outspoken Trump supporter to congratulate her.
00:01:41
>> Look at Roseanne. I called her yesterday. Look at her ratings, look at her ratings.>>
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>> Yes, those ratings are sure to be a big loss for ABC. The show's debut drew more than 18 million viewers, and its second season had already been ordered.