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The actor who played a matriarchal character in a sitcom about an overweight middle American family that was on daytime TV heaps in the 90s, has turned out to be quite racist, it has been confirmed.
Australia’s Network Ten has removed the now-cancelled 2018 remake of the US television from its channels and condemned a racist tweet by the lead star.
America’s ABC network has cancelled the new series of the actor after Ms Barr compared a former Obama administration official to an ape in remarks on Twitter.
The show, a revival of the 1990s hit show, was Americas ABC’s most widely watched show for the TV season that ended last week, drawing more than 18 million viewers on average each week.
Disney chief executive Bob Iger added on Twitter: “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”
In a deleted tweet, Barr compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, saying it was like the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”
“She didn’t seem racist” said one South Betoota millennial named Declan (26).
“But I guess it was the nineties, so it was probably way more racist than anyone remembers”
“But maybe she just got old and rich and started voting for Trump”