Network Ten Pulls Roseanne From Schedule Following Racist Comments

She's apologised

Network Ten Pulls Roseanne From Schedule Following Racist Comments

Network Ten has pulled US comedy Roseanne from its schedule after star Roseanne Barr sparked outrage over racist comments on Twitter.

Barr likened a former adviser to president Barack Obama to an ape, prompting US network ABC to cancel her sitcom and her Hollywood talent agency to dump her as a client.

Ten on Wednesday said it was "appalled and disgusted" by Barr's tweet and removed her sitcom from both its channels, Ten and Eleven.

The Tweet has caused outrage in the USA, and after a barrage of criticism on social media, the 65-year-old, whose character was controversially recast as a supporter of President Donald Trump, voiced regret and deleted the tweett

The show, a reboot of the popular '90s sitcom, has been cancelled.

"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans," Barr tweeted. "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."

"I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter," she said.

The ABC has issued a statement from from its entertainment president Channing Dungey saying it was axing the hit show over Barr's "abhorrent, repugnant" tweet, which was "inconsistent with our values."