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Roseanne Barr Fired By Her Talent Agency Over Racist Ape Tweet

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Roseanne Barr Fired By Her Talent Agency Over Racist Ape Tweet




Roseanne Barr has been fired by her talent agency ICM over a racist tweet attacking former President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett just hours after her show “Roseanne” was canceled by ABC.

“We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning,” ICM said in a statement Tuesday, according to Variety.

“What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client.”

ABC had canceled the star’s rebooted sitcom “Roseanne” earlier Tuesday over the tweet.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement.


Barr, an outspoken supporter of President Trump, faced intense backlash on Tuesday after she attacked former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett with a racist tweet calling her the “baby” of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.”

In the tweet, Barr attacked Jarett, who was born in Iran, as the offspring of the Islamist organization “Muslim brotherhood” and the movie “planet of the apes.”





“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote, using Jarrett’s initials and responding to a tweet accusing the former Obama adviser of helping “hide” misdeeds for the Obama administration.

Jarrett also served as the assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, and a co-chair of the Obama–Biden Transition Project. Before serving in the Obama White House, Jarrett was a CEO, the chairwoman of the Chicago Stock Exchange and the chairwoman of the board of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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