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Roseanne Barr to leave Twitter after Valerie Jarrett comment

June 13, 2018 GMT

Roseanne Barr announced Tuesday she’s leaving Twitter after comparing a former Obama adviser to an ape.

“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,” Ms. Barr tweeted.

Her tweet referred to Ms. Jarrett, who is black, as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.” The tweet appears to have been deleted.

Ms. Jarrett served as senior adviser to former President Barack Obama.

Comic Wanda Sykes, who was a consulting producer for the show, announced that she would not return to work on the program.

ABC later announced the show had been canceled.