Wanda Sykes Announces Departure From ‘Roseanne’ Following Roseanne Barr’s Bizarre Twitter Rant


Jena Greene Reporter
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Roseanne Barr is under fire from her colleagues after she sent a series of tweets joking about conspiracy theories, Islam and Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday morning.

And in a since-deleted tweet, Roseanne brought in former Obama advisor Valeria Jarrett, suggesting she’d be if “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Jarrett was born to Iranian parents.

Barr since apologized, saying “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 also announced she would leave Twitter.

Shortly thereafter, Wanda Sykes, who served as a consulting producer for ABC’s reboot of the sitcom, announced she would be departing from her role.

“I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC,” she tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

“Roseanne” recently wrapped up its first season and enjoyed monstrous ratings. (RELATED: Last Night’s ‘Roseanne’ Finale Dominated Every Other Show In Primetime)

At this point, it’s unclear whether ABC plans to stick by Roseanne after such comments.

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