Roseanne did not want to apologize for racist rant, celebs pounce

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Roseanne’s online apology, scrambled together with haste after she compared former President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, is completely fake.

This is according to RadarOnline, who reports the star comedian and actress Roseanne was reluctant to walk back her race-tinged rant.

Barr, 65, disparaged Jarrett in a shocking tweet that sent social media users into a frenzy.

“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby,” Barr wrote while replying to a tweet which accused Jarrett of helping to hide alleged spying from the Obama administration. Obama is accused of spying on the French president, rankling Donald Trump.

Executives in charge of the blockbuster reboot show said they were hoping that Barr’s apology would enable them to “weather the storm,” but the onslaught of negative advertiser reactions was “beyond anything they have ever seen.”

Sources say Barr, a Republican and a fierce Trump supporter, was reluctant to apologize but execs made her. She said in a statement: “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. 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.”

“She did not want to apologize and that apology was written by corporate,” the informant told Radar. “Basically, they said if you don’t apologize, we are canceling it.”

“She did, but it’s not enough,” added the source.

Twitter peeled back Barr’s wig and called her comment extremely offensive, immoral and racist.

“Muslims r NOT a race,” she replied, later saying that her comment was just a “joke.”

After Roseanne’s tweet went viral, “Roseanne” show head writer Wanda Sykes — a distinguished Black comedian — declared that she quit the show immediately.

“I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC,” the actress, 54, tweeted this Tuesday.

Sources told Radar that Sykes contacted the head of ABC and told them she refuses to work with Roseanne anymore. She also threatened the network that if they refused to cancel “Roseanne” she would never work with ABC again.

Robert Iger, the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, called Roseanne Barr’s tweets “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

She wasn’t alone. One of the young stars of the massively successful show “Roseanne,” Emma Kenney, said she had taken steps to walk away from the show when, coincidentally, the show was being tossed into the trash heap.

Check out what other stars of the industry had to say about Roseanne:

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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