Actress Roseanne Barr apologized Tuesday for a tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, to an ape.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr wrote on Twitter. “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.”
ABC, which broadcasts Barr’s sitcom “Roseanne,” canceled the show later Tuesday, citing her tweet, calling it “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”