Roseanne Barr Dropped by Agents Amid Racist Tweet Fallout

The fallout continues for Roseanne Barr. 

On the heels of a racist tweet via the Roseanne star, ET has learned which Barr’s agency, ICM, has dropped her via representation. 

A note was circulated to employees of the talent agency on Tuesday, notifying them of the termination.  

“We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful as well as also unacceptable tweet via Roseanne Barr This particular morning,” the note began. “What she wrote is usually antithetical to our core values, both as individuals as well as also as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her which we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is usually no longer a client.” 

The move follows ABC’s abrupt cancellation of Roseanne, prompted by Barr’s racist tweet earlier from the day, referring to former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is usually black as well as also was born in Iran. “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” the 65-year-old actress wrote. 

The backlash via fans as well as also co-workers was immediate, with Wanda Sykes — a consulting producer on the show — announcing she could be leaving. “I will not be returning to @RoseanneABC,” Sykes wrote on Twitter. 

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced Roseanne’s cancellation in a statement calling Barr’s language “abhorrent, repugnant as well as also inconsistent with our values.” 

The controversial comedian deleted the tweet as well as also apologized to Jarrett as well as also “to all Americans,” as well as also announced she could be leaving Twitter. 

“I apologize,” Barr wrote. “I am currently leaving Twitter.”

“I am truly sorry for producing a bad joke about her politics as well as also her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”

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