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ABC Entertainment's president Channing Dungey announced on Tuesday that the network chose to cancel the "Roseanne" reboot following Barr's tweet comparing Jarrett to an ape. "Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the terrible statements made and said about me on ABC", Trump tweeted.

This is the same president who found time to call Barr to congratulate her on the success of her television show and tweet about it, though even there were concerns about someone with Barr's history of making racist remarks being given such an influential platform.

Jarrett, a former Obama White House adviser who was the subject of some of Barr's vile tweets, said she received a call from Iger Tuesday informing her about the show's cancellation. "That's on you. You did this to yourself", she added in comments directed at Barr.

Yet, the comedienne did not appreciate the condemnation she was receiving from her fellow cast members, whom she's known for years.

After initially pushing back against criticism of the comment about Jarrett, Barr admitted her "joke" was in "bad taste", and she apologized to Jarrett.

O'Donnell also wrote that she loves Barr "quite a bit," and that Twitter "is a risky place".

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Barr's tweet (which attacked Jarrett, alleging connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and mentioning Planet of the Apes) set off a firestorm that resulted in ABC pulling the plug on Barr's extremely popular rebooted sitcom, Roseanne. "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but.don't defend it please. Ty". "You throw me under the bus. nice!"

But, in a renewed Twitter storm, Barr first lashed out at Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Connor on the original series and in the revival. "It just shocked me a bit, but I indeed f--ed up", she wrote.

Barr has been tweeting for some 10 hours now and doesn't seem to show any sign of stopping.

Gilbert called Barr's comments "abhorrent" and said she was "disappointed in her actions to say the least".

Rosie O'Donnell has responded to Roseanne Barr's vicious Valerie Jarrett tweet, with many wondering if the former talk show host is defending the comedian.