Roseanne Barr has done a lot in the name of “political correctness” in recent years — advocate for Trump, mock “libtards,” dub intersectionality a “degenerate” philosophy — but now she’s just gone full racist.
Here’s the tea:
In response to a post about former Barack Obama adviser (and person of color) Valerie Jarrett, Barr tweeted: “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby”
Jarrett, of course, has no ties to the Sunni Muslim organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood, but she is definitely black. And calling a black people a monkey or ape is a putrid, lazy, archaic and ignorant tactic used to dismiss someone based on the color of their skin.
Needless to say, the Internet had a collective freak-out over this racist and shockingly unfunny comment — thus leading Roseanne to deliver a rare apology:
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” she tweeted. “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.”
Barr then announced she was leaving Twitter for good. (Did you hear that? It was the sound of a million “squees.”)
Hours later, Wanda Sykes announced that she was leaving her position as the Roseanne reboot’s consulting producer.
And a couple hours of THAT, ABC officially euthanized the already-dead Roseanne reboot, thus ending its confusing enabling of a crazy unfunny racist.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said this afternoon in a statement.
Now we’re just waiting optimistically for the announcement that the world is cancelling Roseanne (like, the person and not just the show.) Somehow, we don’t think that losing a hit show is sufficient enough punishment for mocking differently-abled people, sharing conspiracy theories, threatening “Illegals,” retweeting transphobic comments, enabling Milo Yiannopolous, normalizing Alex Jones, insulting “Muslim Migrants” as “Savages,” and declaring nuclear war on UC Davis.
We’d like to suggest a different punishment, such as a position in the Trump administration.