Roseanne Barr dropped by talent agency

Not only has ABC pulled the plug on “Roseanne” after her agency has also dropped her off their client list for the racist twitter rant

ROSEANNE BARR

The network announced Tuesday it is pulling the plug on the “Roseanne” sitcom. The news came after Roseanne Barr described former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as the child of the “muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes.” Barr has since said sorry for her comments.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment said in a statement released just hours after the comedian’s offensive social media rant.

Barr was also dropped by her talent agency, ICM Partners, who announced in a statement that her “disgraceful and unacceptable tweet” was “antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her.”

The cancellation capped a day of online furor over a Twitter rant by Barr in which the actress/comedian spewed false conspiracy theories, went after former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and attacked a former adviser to President Obama with a racist insult. After intense backlash and calls for ABC to fire the comedian and cancel her show, Barr issued a blanket apology and said she was giving up the social media platform. “I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter,” she wrote, hours after the tweetstorm began.

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