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Wanda Sykes Leaving Roseanne After Barr’s Racist Tweet

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Roseanne is down another behind-the-scenes comedian.

Wanda Sykes, who is a consulting producer on the ABC revival, tweeted Tuesday that she won’t be returning to the sitcom for Season 11.

The announcement comes after star and series creator Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet Tuesday, which described the African-American former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett as a combination of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

Barr later apologized for her tweet, calling it a “bad joke.”

Sykes is Roseanne‘s second big departure; Whitney Cummings, who served as co-showrunner for Season 10, recently stepped down. She cited “work commitments and my tour schedule” as the reasons for her departure.

Source: TV Line

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