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Roseanne had posted a statement on Twitter apologising for her "bad taste joke".

Roseanne Barr's TV show has been cancelled after she sparked outrage with a "racist" tweet about an African-American former White House aide.

Barr also revealed she would appear on Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday. After the tweet went viral, Barr deleted it and apologized to Jarrett "and to all Americans".

ABC's cancellation of "Roseanne" isn't the only blowback its star is facing after she unleashed a series of racist and offensive tweets.

'I apologise. I am now leaving Twitter'. I'm glad ABC decided that was too much, even though the network previously seemed fine holding her up as a star, contributing to the normalization of her xenophobia and outright craziness.

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"I support ABC's decision to cancel the show in the wake of Roseanne Barr's most recent reprehensible tweets".

Regardless of her shifting personal politics over the years, Barr's attempts at what she calls humor have remained consistent - beyond taking no prisoners, she burns down the village and salts the earth.

She has also criticised her former colleagues for speaking out against her racist tweets. "I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is". Today my words caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs.

"I'm sorry 4 my tweet, AND I will also defend myself as well as talk to my followers.so, go away if u don't like it". A few hours later, she added, "I understand her position and why she said what she said. i forgive her". "I think the bigger question is why was she given this opportunity to have this show again in the first place when her reputation precedes her?" I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power. I imagine George Soros's nephews are lovely people.

The actress, 65, on Tuesday used Valerie Jarrett's initials in her reply to a tweet which accused Ms Jarrett of being involved in an Obama administration cover-up. "It was widely known and meticulously documented that she was a flagrant bigot before @ABC & @Disney rolled out the red carpet for her anyway", he tweeted.