Roseanne continues Twitter tirade saying Democrats are lynching her
Roseanne continues her Twitter tirade by saying the Democrats have spent the last 24 hours ‘lynching a Jew’ after the disgraced TV star claimed Michelle Obama ordered ABC president to fire her
- Roseanne Barr tweeted late Wednesday that the Democrats have spent the last 24 hours lynching a Jew in the aftermath of her racist tweet saga
- Barr has been widely condemned ever since she compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter
- She has spent the past two days repeatedly hitting out at accusations that she is racist after ABC swiftly canceled her ‘Roseanne’ show on Tuesday
- After sending out several apologetic tweets, Barr went back on the defensive and started retweeting the abuse she was receiving
- Barr had also retweeted an outlandish statement suggesting that Michelle Obama played a role in her firing
Roseanne Barr has continued her sporadic Twitter tirade by saying the Democrats have spent the last 24 hours ‘lynching a Jew’ after the disgraced TV star earlier claimed Michelle Obama had ordered ABC to cancel her show.
The comedian has been widely condemned ever since she compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter.
She has spent the past two days repeatedly hitting out at accusations that she is racist after ABC swiftly canceled her ‘Roseanne’ show on Tuesday following the insulting tweet.
After sending out several apologetic tweets on Wednesday, Barr went back on the defensive by saying she had taken sleeping pills prior to tweeting the offensive message.
Roseanne Barr continued her Twitter tirade late Wednesday saying Democrats had spent the last 24 hours ‘lynching a Jew’ after she was condemned for comparing Valerie Jarrett to an ape
Roseanne has repeatedly hit out at accusations that she is racist ever since her show ‘Roseanne’ was canceled on Tuesday after she compared ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter
Barr started retweeting a stream of abusive she was receiving and also responded to various individuals on Twitter who said she was in the wrong and racist.
In response to one, Barr tweeted: ‘I think I spent the last 24 hours watching the party of inclusion, diversity, understanding, and acceptance, lynch a Jew’.
She was responding to a tweet that said the ordeal had ‘very little to do with left vs right, and everything to do with it being wrong’.
Barr flat out denied being racist in a tweet posted earlier on Wednesday.
‘I’m not a racist, I never was & I never will be. One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER b taken from me.’
That comment came hours after Barr retweeted an outlandish statement suggesting that Michelle Obama played a role in her firing.
She suggested Michelle Obama was behind her firing by retweeting two unsourced claims alleging that the former first lady conspired with Channing Dungey ahead of ABC’s decision
‘According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show,’ read the tweet.
‘Michelle Obama was reportedly enraged and insisted an apology was inadequate.’
Barr also retweeted a post that further suggested this was an attempt by the Obamas to get revenge after she mocked the couple’s Netflix deal with a hashtag last week that became a trending topic.
‘Interesting. A few days after the popular #ObmasNetflixShows was all over the place making people giggle. Not surprised and I would not doubt it being very true,’ read the post that Barr shared with her followers.
These were just two of the conspiracy theories retweeted by Barr in the wake of the show’s cancellation.
ABC decided to cancel Roseanne Barr’s television show ‘Roseanne’ on Tuesday just hours after the comedian posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett has spoken out on the controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets, saying the ABC made the right decision to cancel her show
Roseanne caused outrage when she compared ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter
Keeping above the fray: Barr also retweeted an individual who suggested the Obamas, who employed and are close friends with Valerie Jarrett, did this as revenge because Barr mocked their $50 million Netflix deal (l to r: Jarrett, Michelle and Barack in 2014)
It comes after her ex-husband Tom Arnold told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he wasn’t surprised and it was only a matter of time before all hell broke loose.
Arnold – who was a writer on the original Rosanne series – claimed that Barr’s politics and social media showed that she was obsessed with the conspiracy theories that Donald Trump has been feeding to the masses.
‘This monkey thing is something that she tweeted before about black people, its a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do. They love to call black people monkeys, it’s not a one time joke,’ Arnold said.
‘They can do this because we have a white trash racist president. That’s a fact!’
Arnold shared his disgust with how Trump was only concerned with how the media had treated him when news of Barr’s tweets made their way to him.
Meanwhile, Barr’s son Jake shared text exchanges with his mother on Wednesday to seemingly prove she was not racist.
‘Her and her dad, I thought they were white,’ Barr wrote in a text message she purportedly sent her son.
She followed that up by saying: ‘I would never have called a black woman an ape I’m not stupid!’
That is a lie however, with Barr having called former national security advisor Susan Rice just that in a 2014 tweet.
The third text stated: ‘I thought she was Jewish of Iranian.’
Her son captioned the image by writing: ‘Mom and I are too dumb for the internet lol.
On Wednesday, actor Tom Arnold appeared on AC360 to share that he wasn’t surprised when ABC pulled the plug on the ‘Roseanne’ reboot
Contextual: Her son also shared text messages that he and his mother purportedly exchanged in which Barr writes that she thought Jarrett was ‘white’ and ‘Iranian,’ posted eight hours after the show was cancelled
Commander-in-chief: President Trump complained that ABC president Bob Iger ‘never … apologized for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC’
Barr had previously blasted two of her co-stars for speaking out against her in tweets posted around midnight.
Hours after claiming she was quitting Twitter, Barr began to rail against her critics while also posting an occasional apology.
Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner on the show and started working with Barr when he was just six, was the first to feel the wrath of the show’s creator after he released a statement criticizing her racist tweet saying Jarrett looks like the lovechild of the ‘Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes’.
‘I condemn these statements vehemently,’ wrote Fishman, who is the father of a black daughter in the reboot.
‘They are reprehensible and intolerable, contradicting my beliefs and outlook on life and society. I have always lived and taught my children to be inclusive. I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue.’
Barr was none too happy with that statement and fired back on Twitter. ‘I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!’, she wrote.
Fishman responded, stating: ‘You fought, built, and designed Roseanne for inclusiveness. That is why yesterday was so out of character with the last 30 years. It was in your hands from the beginning to the end. No one can deny that.’
Barr fired back: ‘Please leave me alone, thanks.’
Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner on the show, released a statement criticizing Barr’s racist tweet
Weighing in: Gilbert, who is a producer on the reboot, let her disgust be known on Tuesday
But Fishman was not the only original cast member to take a stand, with Sara Gilbert, who played Roseanne’s daughter Darlene, also releasing a statement that very much echoed the one released shortly after by ABC cancelling the show.
‘Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,’ wrote Gilbert, who was a producer on the reboot and largely responsible for reuniting the cast.
‘This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love— one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.’
‘Wow! unreal,’ wrote Barr, who had confessed in earlier interviews to the difficult job Gilbert had of trying to rein in her impulse to tweet offensive comments.
However, she later followed up, tweeting: ‘No, I understand her position and why she said what she said. i forgive her. It just shocked me a bit, but I indeed f***ed up.’
She reiterated this soon after when a follower criticized Gilbert, saying: ‘She’s distancing herself from me and my tweet-she has to.’
A downcast Gilbert was photographed on her phone outside an LA restaurant yesterday as John Goodman, who played Barr’s husband Dan on the show, looked similarly bereft as he walked his dog in New Orleans.
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