Roseanne Barr is belatedly apologizing after making a blatantly racist remark slamming Obama Administration veteran Valerie Jarrett, comparing her to Planet of the Apes.
This isn't the first time the mentally unhinged former comedy icon has sworn off Twitter, and it likely won't be the last.
Barr — someone who sees anti-Semitism EVERYWHERE (she has tweeted that people should dump all LGBT orgs because they support the murder of Jews, just as one example) — sure seems not to recognize racism, even when it comes from her own mouth.
Ironically, 29 ago, I went to a Roseanne Barr My Life as a Woman book signing in Chicago. It was MOBBED. She was among the first five or so people whose autograph I had ever sought, and in those days, I liked gimmicks . For her, since there was such a rivalry in the media between herself and Bill Cosby, I thought it would be funny to have her sign over his face on something. I was 19 and completely missed those optics, but the old Roseanne, the liberal Roseanne, did not. Though I was peeved with her at the time, Roseanne correctly surmised that signing over a successful black man's face would give a racist vibe and, noticing a cover line I'd not even paid attention to on the Jet Magazine I bought, she answered “IS THERE A RISING TIDE OF RACISM?” with her handwritten “yes.” (Not the emphatic period.) She then signed &ldqou;Love, Roseanne” for me. (All of this is in my diary. You can't make this shit up.)
Nary a peep from ABC or Disney or producer Sara Gilbert on this latest outburst, or any of the star's absolutely unfounded conspiracy theories (including the new one, that Chelsea Clinton married a Soros nephew ... she didn't, but ... so what if she had?).
I guess Roseanne could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Ave now and still retain a job with Disney.— Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) May 29, 2018
Roseanne Rips Ex-Obama Aide Valerie Jarrett With Racially Charged Joke https://t.co/VB0XGiuGzN
I will never understand how anyone sane can tune out this aspect of who Roseanne Barr has become and enjoy her new show.
I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC.— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 29, 2018
UPDATE: Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer, has quit — she will not return for Season 2 of Roseanne.
Sandy Duncan waiting for that phone call.— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) May 29, 2018