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Roseanne Barr Goes on Wild (And Racist) Tweetstorm About Clintons, George Soros, Chris Cillizza

UPDATE 1:45 p.m. EST: ABC has cancelled Roseanne.

It’s not a huge secret that Roseanne Barr, the star of the ABC hit sitcom, is a rampant conspiracy theorist who likely spends a little too much time in the annals of the internet.

But a glance at Barr’s Twitter feed early Tuesday morning should alarm even the most ardent QAnon-crazy: she falsely claimed Chelsea Clinton was married to the nephew of every anti-Semite’s favorite boogeyman, George Soros, who she accused of trying to “overthrow” the “constitutional republic”, raved about CIA mind control, called Chris Cillizza a “a fucking mouth breather”, called Hillary Clinton “a colostomy jug cuz full of shite,” and made a racist attack on a former Obama official.

Barr’s frantic Twitter marathon kicked off with two tweets — which have since been deleted — claiming Chelsea Clinton was married to George Soros‘s nephew, a (false) rumor that was initially spread by Scott Baio, of all people:

As you can see, Kurt Schilchter, a man who is somehow employed by an actual media outlet, also got involved in the conspiracy.

Barr expanded on her grand Soros theory, also managing to tie in a supposed CIA mind control program:

Meanwhile, CNN’s Chris Cillizza is a “mouth breather” and Hillary Clinton is “its a colostomy jug cuz full of shite“.

And to top it all off, Barr sent out what appears to be a super racist tweet about former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, claiming she is the baby of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes:

Enjoy this mess, ABC executives.

UPDATE – 9:50 a.m. EST: Barr retweeted this response from Chelsea Clinton and acknowledged that the former first daughter is not married to Soros’ nephew.

However, she’s still going on a wild tweeting and retweeting spree, providing charming content like this:

By the way, here’s how she’s explaining that tweet about Jarrett being the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes:

And a defense against claims her comment was racist:

UPDATE – 11:20 a.m. EST: After a public outcry aimed at ABC, Barr has deleted several of her tweets, said she is sorry to Jarrett, and announced that she is stepping away from Twitter.

UPDATE – 12:40 p.m. EST: Wanda Sykes, a comedian and producer of ABC’s Roseanne, announced on Twitter that she is leaving the show.

Still no statement from the network on the fate of its hit sitcom.

UPDATE – 1:55 p.m. EST: ABC has announced that they are cancelling Barr’s show in light of her comments.

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