ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Barr's Racist Tweet

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Roseanne Barr attends the premiere of ABC's 'Roseanne' at Walt Disney Studio Lot on March 23, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

ABC announced Tuesday that it would cancel its hit revival "Roseanne" after its star, Roseanne Barr, made racist comments on Twitter about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. In a now-deleted tweet, Barr likened Jarrett, who is African-American, to an ape and suggested she is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Hulu and Viacom also announced Tuesday that they will cease to air reruns of the series. We'll discuss the incident and its implications.

Guests:
Yesha Callahan,
managing editor, The Root
Todd VanDerWerff, critic at large, Vox; former editor, A.V. Club

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