Shonda Rhimes says Roseanne Barr got exactly what she deserves

By now the world knows the news that ABC has canceled Roseanne Barr‘s show, “Roseanne” after she attacked a former White House official in a series of mean tweets on Tuesday.

This all started when Barr fired off a racist tweet suggesting that former President Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is an ape, reports BuzzFeed.

“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr tweeted in response to a post about Jarrett.

ABC responded by yanking the show off the air.

“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.

Now, producer Shonda Rhimes, is weighing in on Twitter, saying Barr got exactly what she deserved.

A little too late

Barr attacked Jarrett, an African American woman who was born in Iran, in response to  an article which unsubstantiated claims that former President Obama spied on the President of France. Barr’s Muslim comment toward Jarrett follows the thought process of conservatives who tried to unsuccessfully assert that Jarrett was behind a secret push to make America a “more Islamic country.” According to the fact-checking website, Snopes, that claim is “false.”

Barr took to Twitter to apologize for the smear saying, “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 says she plans to now leave Twitter (one can only hope for good), saying:

“It’s a joke,” she wrote in response to a CNN reporter.

Unfortunately for Barr, no one is laughing. She’s lost her show, her representation by famed talent agency, ICM Partners, and now will likely be seen as toxic by industry heavyweights who won’t likely want to work with her.