“I’m not a racist” – Roseanne Speaks After Her Show is Cancelled

“I’m not a racist” – Roseanne Speaks After Her Show is Cancelled
“I’m not a racist” – Roseanne Speaks After Her Show is Cancelled

“I’m not a racist” – Roseanne Speaks After Her Show is Cancelled

Roseanne Barr is still trying to defend her image after a tweet comparing former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape got her show canceled.

Reeling from the cancellation of her hit ABC show, Roseanne Barr took to Twitter today to proclaim “I’m not a racist” despite the uproar over her social media post that has been widely bashed as bigoted.

ABC had quickly canceled her show after the tweet, with her talent agency also dropping her.

Barr’s defense came after she issued an apology to Valerie Jarrett, the former adviser to President Barack Obama and the target of her offensive Monday morning tweet. She also slammed some of her former co-stars and retweeted defenses of her racist comments that prompted ABC to cancel her hit TV series.

“I’m not a racist, I never was & I never will be,” Barr tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “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.”

Barr tweeted multiple apologies to Jarrett for posting a tweet saying Jarrett was the product of a combination of “Planet of the Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood. She quickly deleted the tweet but it drew widespread condemnation and the cancellation of her self-titled series reboot after one season.

President Donald Trump, whom Barr is an unabashed supporter of, weighed in for the first time on the controversy. While Trump did not defend Barr’s tweet on Jarrett, he did mention how he’s never gotten an apologetic call from Bob Iger, the chief executive officer of Disney, ABC’s parent company.

“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”

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