Celebrities Rally Around 'Roseanne' Cancellation After Star's Racist Tweet

"#FireRoseanne and fuck your nostalgia. Go work on Mad About You if you're so damn nostalgic," wrote Billy Eichner.

ABC moved swiftly to cancel its hit reboot of Roseanne on Tuesday (May 29) in the wake of star Roseanne Barr's since-deleted racist tweet about a former Obama White House adviser. And many fellow stand-ups and stars in Hollywood were even quicker to cancel Roseanne the person after the comedian once again put little daylight between the revived sitcom's Trump-supporting matriarch and her own often stridently conservative views.

"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 on Tuesday after the show's head writer and executive producer said of former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." After deleting the original tweet, Barr apologized, but the damage had already been done. "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me -- my joke was in bad taste," she wrote. The huge outcry on social media came from the political sphere, as well as fellow comedians and actors and actresses. 

Leading the charge was one of the canceled show's producers and stars, Sara Gilbert, who called the original tweet "abhorrent," adding that it didn't reflect the beliefs of the cast or crew.

The nine-episode reboot was an out-of-the-box hit for the Disney-owned network, which renewed the show after airing just one episode. The network had ignored some of Barr's earlier pot-stirring statements, including one just before the Jarrett tweet in which Barr -- who went on a Trump-ian tirade against liberals early Tuesday -- revived an easily discredited right-wing conspiracy theory that former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is married to a nephew of billionaire philanthropist and frequent target of the right George Soros.

A claim quickly disputed by Clinton.

One of season 1's consultants, comedian Wanda Sykes, tweeted Tuesday that she would not be returning to the series following Barr's racist tweet, joining a growing chorus of stars who've written off Barr, including Mark Hamill, Debra Messing, Ike Barinholtz, Don Cheadle and Julianne Moore.