Now, in a series of confusing tweets, Barr claims she didn’t know Jarrett is black.
And after blaming the sleep medication for the Twitter rant, Barr also turned to a surprising target – her “Roseanne” team.
There has been a ton of reactions to U.S. network ABC’s decision to cancel its popular sitcom Roseanne after its star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted a racist comment about former Barack Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett.
“I guess if you’re Jimmy Kimmel it’s ok though even when you know for sure.” the tweet stated.
Barr has since stated that she would be addressing the entire controversy on Joe Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience”, this upcoming Friday.
“It’s a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do”, Arnold said.
Media company Viacom announced Tuesday evening that it would be pulling reruns of the original sitcom immediately from all of its outlets, including CMT, TV Land and the Paramount Network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cast of Roseanne is speaking out following news that the ABC show has been canceled as a result of Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets. Unless, of course, you’re a person who doesn’t actually see racist comments as being any worse than late-night jokes. She had said of Pence: ‘It’s one thing to talk to Jesus.
Trump tweeted that the CEO of ABC’s parent company called Valerie Jarrett to say the network wouldn’t tolerate Barr’s tweet about her. Trump wrote that CEO Bob Iger never call him to apologize for “the terrible statements” that have been said about him on ABC”.
“I’m not a racist, I never was & I never will be”, Barr tweeted Wednesday, attempting to defend herself against an onslaught of criticism.
She empathised with Trump’s criticism on social media. “And then if her insane tweets came out, she could point to that and say, “But I have taken a step back”. “I blamed myself. not ambien”, she wrote. The actress replied to the user’s statement and said, “I hear you and agree with you I am thankful that they canceled the show”.
Arnold and Barr have been separated for 24 years, which is also the period of time since he worked on the show.
Barr seemed to liken the reaction from her co-stars and those a supporter called “her underlings” to the way Trump complains about members of his administration being “disloyal”.
“I have an idea that I think makes this work for everyone”, he said.
Barr apologized Tuesday to Jarrett and “all Americans” for “making a bad joke about her politics and her looks”.
He called the ABC show’s cancellation a “huge blow” to his network.