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2015 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day - Red Carpet

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Hours after Roseanne Barr went on a racist Twitter tirade calling former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett an “ape,” Wanda Sykes, who is consulting producer for the Roseanne reboot, had a few words.

She won’t be returning for season 2.

Folks, including me, were thankful that she stood up and put principles over money:

https://twitter.com/kelleent/status/1001495381061009408

https://twitter.com/IWriteAllDay_/status/1001497161018806272

https://twitter.com/storacle/status/1001498302746124289

https://twitter.com/kathleendevega/status/1001498285679362048

https://twitter.com/wesweee/status/1001497401494986753

But as some pointed out on Twitter, Barr has been problematic for a minute, so why quit now? Better yet, why even sign on to work with her in the first place:

https://twitter.com/BakingScones/status/1001503526319738882

As we previously reported, responding to a series of conspiracy theory tweets about former President Obama and Jarrett, Barr said in a now-deleted tweet that Obama’s former senior advisor was the result of “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

https://twitter.com/lauriecrosswell/status/1001474388393385986

Of course after getting blasted, Barr is walking back her statements by apologizing and saying it was all just a “joke.”

“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.”

https://twitter.com/therealroseanne/status/1001471669641216005

ABC has yet to respond to this incident.

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Wanda Sykes Says She’s Not Returning to ‘Roseanne’ After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Twitter Rant  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com