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Wanda Sykes Quits Roseanne Barr's Show UPDATE: ABC Cancels 'Roseanne'

After Roseanne's latest racist tweet, Wanda Sykes is not returning to the show.
Wanda Sykes Quits Roseanne Barr's Show  UPDATE: ABC Cancels 'Roseanne'
Buh bye, Roseanne

UPDATE: Roseanne's show is toast:

After Roseanne Barr went on another bizarre Twitter rant, including a racist comment about Valerie Jarrett, one of her consulting producers is now leaving the reboot of her show.

Wanda Sykes is a great comedian and writer. And today after Roseanne Barr tweeted this about Jarrett: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby,” she had enough.

Roseanne has a history of attacking African-Americans and former Obama officials. Earlier she declared that Susan Rice is “a man with big swinging ape balls.”

After apologizing to Jarrett on Twitter, Roseanne then sent a message like she's leaving the social media behemoth entirely.

Wanda has never hidden her feelings about Trump.

But it's not mere "politics" to make statements comparing an African American woman to monkeys. There's no coming back from that, and applause to Wanda Sykes for walking out.

Note: The Daily Beast had incorrectly labeled Sykes as the head writer at "Roseanne", but that's inaccurate.

UPDATE: (Frances Langum) And the winners (tie) for perfect timing are MSNBC and Starbucks:

And podcast personalities @Frangeladuo tweeted:

Hey @Starbucks Can Roseanne come by the "don't be a racist" workshop today? Asking for a network.

UPDATE 2:

Roseanne's talent agency has fired her too.

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