May 29, 2018 / 5:59 PM / 3 months ago

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star tweets racial slur

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ABC network canceled the popular comedy "Roseanne" on Tuesday after star Roseanne Barr compared a former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter.

"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. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine Editing by James Dalgleish)

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