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In addition to ABC's cancellation of "Roseanne", Viacom announced that it was pulling all reruns of the show.

Roseanne Barr's self-titled sitcom "Roseanne" was canceled Tuesday by ABC after Barr sent a racist tweet about former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

The problematic content in question was a tweet she posted about Valerie Jarrett, a Senior Advisor to former USA president Barack Obama.

Reps for ABC did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

"@ValerieJarrett i don't know if u saw it, but I wanted2 apologize to u 4 hurting and upsetting u with an insensitive & tasteless tweet". However, it's not likely, considering her controversial show was already walking on thin ice. She was still replying to fans' tweets as of Wednesday morning. "Look at her ratings", he said at a speech in Richfield, Ohio.

Barr was none too happy with that statement however and fired back on Twitter, writing: 'I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME.

Barr also said her firing "worked out" because she "would leave when they started to try to censor me".

While Donald Trump's name has been thrown around amid this week's Roseanne Barr racist tweet controversy, CNN's David Gregory argued that you can't blame the president for everything - despite his endorsement of the actor and her now-cancelled TV show.

Fishman tweeted that he felt "devastated" by Barr's words, especially given the fact that the staff of "Roseanne" had been so dedicated to storylines that strived for inclusiveness.

"I don't want network television to stay away from reflecting blue-collar people in the middle of the country, and I hope somebody who just isn't a insane racist can make a show that's reflective of that, as well", she said. "Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste".

"I condemn these statements vehemently", he said, adding that "we must stand up against; bias, hatred, bigotry and ignorance to make society a better place for all".

In a memo to ABC staffers titled "Our Values", Sherwood expressed regret for the "Roseanne" cast and crew members who were shocked on Tuesday to lose their jobs as a result of the fast-moving storm stirred by Barr's late-night social media activity.

Barr also got a message of support from Katie Hopkins.

Barr's on-screen daughter, Sara Gilbert, revealed that she was very sad that the show was coming to an end, and that Roseanne's "abhorrent" comments do not reflect those of the rest of the cast.

"I am horrified at the state of politics in America today", Iger told Vogue earlier this year.

President Donald Trump has broken his silence on the cancellation of "Roseanne".

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