Boy those Trump supporters are so good at hiding their racism, don’t you think?
Courtesy of The Wrap:
Roseanne Barr waded into racial waters on Monday, suggesting that former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.”
“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr tweeted in response to a post about Jarrett.
Jarrett, who is African-American with no ties to the Sunni Muslim organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood, was one of the most senior and long-term presences in the Obama White House and a lightning rod for right-wing critics.
Roseanne brought up Jarrett in response to an unrelated Twitter comment on this article, which asserted that the Obama CIA had spied on the president of France. Jarrett’s name is unmentioned in the piece.
During the Obama administration, rumors swirled on right-wing blogs that Jarrett secretly intended to promote Islam in the United States and that she once expressed her desire to make America a “more Islamic country.” The fact-checking website Snopes ruled that claim to be false.
Yeah, the racists REALLY hated Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder, and essentially every black person in the Obama Administration, of course including Obama himself.
Obviously, that hatred has outlasted their tenure at the White House.
Barr attempted to play this whole thing off as nothing more than a joke, but clearly ABC who is producing her come back show applied some pressure.
I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
However, that proved not nearly enough as ABC canceled her show:
ABC canceled its hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday after the show’s biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC said. The cancellation comes just months after the show premiered to huge ratings.
Well, you know sometimes justice DOES move pretty fast.
Update Roseanne has now also been dropped by her talent agent.