Overnight, US network ABC immediately cancelled the high rating show after its star and creator Roseanne Barr made a shocking comparison between former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, saying it was as though the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby."
While the 65-year-old actress and comedian has since apologised "for making a bad joke" about Ms Jarrett, who is black and was born in Iran to American parents, it has not gone unnoticed by ABC or Australian Network Channel Ten which was currently airing the show Down Under.
In an official statement, Channel Ten confirmed: "Network Ten is appalled and disgusted with Ms Barr’s racist tweet and has removed Roseanne from TEN and ELEVEN, effective immediately."
Meanwhile, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey shared a similar statement reading: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
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