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Conservative snowflakes are melting down over ‘Roseanne’ cancellation

In case you haven’t heard, Roseanne Barr really stepped in it today…

It all started when the 65-year-old comedienne fired off string of awful tweets this morning, including one that attacked former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, calling her a Muslim ape.

Replying to a tweet accusing the former White House staffer of alleged coverups during the Obama administration, Barr wrote: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” using Jarrett’s initials.

Related: ABC officially cancels ‘Roseanne’ after the star’s racist Twitter tirade

A backlash ensued. Barr deleted her tweet and issued an apology, but execs at ABC weren’t having it. Hours later, the network announced it had pulled the plug on her show’s second season, which was already in pre-production.

“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.

Twitter was quick to react to the news, with many people applauding the network for (finally) standing up to Barr’s racism:

Of course, Trump supporters have had a much different response.

They’ve reacted to the cancellation as one might expect: by accusing ABC of silencing conservative voices and freaking out that freedom of speech is officially DEAD and calling for everyone to #standwithroseanne and #boycottABC!

In other Roseanne news, in addition to having her show canceled, she’s also been dropped by her talent agency ICM Partners.

“What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client,” the agency said in a statement this afternoon.

We said it once already today and we’ll say it again…

Related: Conservative snowflakes are freaking out over the cancelation of that Tim Allen sit-com

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