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Wanda Sykes Quits ABC’s “Roseanne” Reboot Amidst Furor Over Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweets

Wanda Sykes and Chelsea Clinton led the fierce and swift backlash against Roseanne Barr for her baldly racist Twitter rant overnight on Monday, with Sykes quitting as a consulting producer on the actress’s hit ABC sitcom Roseanne.

In Barr’s attack on former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is black, she wrote in the now-deleted tweet: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” using Jarrett’s initials in response to a tweet about a conspiracy theory about…