Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter on Tuesday night just after losing her television show over a racist tweetstorm.
In the now-deleted tweet, Barr wrote, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".
Roseanne Barr says losing her television show is nothing compared to being labelled a racist "over one tweet", as the fallout from her social media comments and subsequent sitcom cancellation continued.
ABC aired nine episodes of Roseanne from March until May and generated $US22.8 million in ad revenue, or 2.5 percent of the network's total for the season, according to iSpot data. The team behind the show had already speculated about bringing back previous guest stars, with hopes to bring back Johnny Galecki and even George Clooney.
Following Barr's Twitter rant, one of the show's consulting producers, Wanda Sykes, said she's done with the show. Later, Barr apologized, tweeting, "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans".
I give ABC credit for cancelling "Roseanne" - but this wasn't the first time, so why was she given this opportunity in the first place?
"I think it is a good first step but I think we need to address everyday racism".
"I'm exhausted of being attacked and belittled more than other comedians who have said worse", she tweeted.
On Tuesday, the chairman of the network's parent company, Disney, said the cancellation "was the right thing" to do, and Barr was dropped by ICM Partners, the talent agency that represented her.
Leading the charge was one of the canceled show's producers and stars, Sara Gilbert, who called the original tweet "abhorrent", adding that it didn't reflect the beliefs of the cast or crew.
"I'm fine. I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defence", Ms Jarrett said.
Barr also revealed she would be appearing on U.S. comedian Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday.
In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed.
One tweet says, "I'm calling on @ABCNetwork @Disney to uphold their "standards" by firing [Joy Behar] for calling Christians mentally ill".
DeRay Mckesson, a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, questioned how desperate the network was to "profit from Roseanne's racism?"
She also urged her followers not boycott ABC over their decision to cancel Roseanne.
Dungey responded by pulling the plug on "Roseanne", a show that garnered up to 18 million viewers per episode last season, and called Barr's comments "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values" in a prepared statement. "But you don't have to participate in it", he tweeted.