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Roseanne producer Wanda Sykes quits following Barr's racist tweet

Roseanne Barr's racist "joke" just cost ABC a consulting producer.

After Barr came under fire for attacking Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser for former President Obama, producer Wanda Sykes announced that she would no longer work on the show Roseanne.

Sykes is an actress and comedian who played a role in rebooting the ABC show that was popular in the 1990s. The revival has been under intense scrutiny, especially over Barr's controversial political views and social media presence. Sykes didn't explicitly say why she had decided to leave Roseanne.

Barr apologized for her racist and Islamophobic tweet, announcing that she would depart Twitter, but now it appears that the backlash over her comments has extended beyond the confines of the internet.