Viacom and Hulu pull ‘Roseanne’ reruns [Updated]

The companies’ decisions follow ABC’s announcement that it was canceling the show’s reboot. The moves also show organizations’ increasing need to distance themselves from controversy.

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More media companies have cut ties with Roseanne Barr—but some people are wondering why they took so long to do so.

On Tuesday, Barr compared former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to the progeny of “Planet of the Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood. She later deleted the tweet and apologized more than once as online outrage grew.

Gizmodo reported:

Barr spent the night tweeting apologies to Valerie Jarrett, the Obama official who Barr said looked like a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. But Barr also retweeted plenty of far right users who believe that ABC was hypocritical to cancel her show, since left-leaning entertainers have said offensive things about President Donald Trump.

But Barr started taking heat yet again when she explained that maybe it was the Ambien that made her do “weird stuff” like send out racist messages.

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