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John Lewis, celebs react as ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ 


On Tuesday, ABC canceled ‘Roseanne’ after the actress sent a racist tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to President Barack Obama, to an ape.

Barr later apologized on social media, calling her statement a “bad joke,” but Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment President, released a statement saying: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

Read more: ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweet

After the announcment, a range of  celebrities, media personalities, activists and politicians including Rep. John Lewis took to Twitter to chime in and they overwhemingly congratulated ABC on their decision to give Roseanne the heave-ho: 











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