Roseanne Barr has continued her sporadic Twitter tirade by saying the Democrats have spent the last 24 hours ‘lynching a Jew’ after the disgraced TV star earlier claimed Michelle Obama had ordered ABC to cancel her show.
The comedian has been widely condemned ever since she compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter.
She has spent the past two days repeatedly hitting out at accusations that she is racist after ABC swiftly canceled her ‘Roseanne’ show on Tuesday following the insulting tweet.
After sending out several apologetic tweets on Wednesday, Barr went back on the defensive by saying she had taken sleeping pills prior to tweeting the offensive message.
Roseanne Barr continued her Twitter tirade late Wednesday saying Democrats had spent the last 24 hours ‘lynching a Jew’ after she was condemned for comparing Valerie Jarrett to an ape
Roseanne has repeatedly hit out at accusations that she is racist ever since her show ‘Roseanne’ was canceled on Tuesday after she compared ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter
Barr started retweeting a stream of abusive she was receiving and also responded to various individuals on Twitter who said she was in the wrong and racist.
In response to one, Barr tweeted: ‘I think I spent the last 24 hours watching the party of inclusion, diversity, understanding, and acceptance, lynch a Jew’.
She was responding to a tweet that said the ordeal had ‘very little to do with left vs right, and everything to do with it being wrong’.
Barr flat out denied being racist in a tweet posted earlier on Wednesday.
‘I’m not a racist, I never was & I never will be. 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.’
That comment came hours after Barr retweeted an outlandish statement suggesting that Michelle Obama played a role in her firing.
She suggested Michelle Obama was behind her firing by retweeting two unsourced claims alleging that the former first lady conspired with Channing Dungey ahead of ABC’s decision
‘According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show,’ read the tweet.
‘Michelle Obama was reportedly enraged and insisted an apology was inadequate.’
Barr also retweeted a post that further suggested this was an attempt by the Obamas to get revenge after she mocked the couple’s Netflix deal with a hashtag last week that became a trending topic.
‘Interesting. A few days after the popular #ObmasNetflixShows was all over the place making people giggle. Not surprised and I would not doubt it being very true,’ read the post that Barr shared with her followers.
These were just two of the conspiracy theories retweeted by Barr in the wake of the show’s cancellation.
ABC decided to cancel Roseanne Barr’s television show ‘Roseanne’ on Tuesday just hours after the comedian posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett has spoken out on the controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets, saying the ABC made the right decision to cancel her show
Roseanne caused outrage when she compared ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter
It comes after her ex-husband Tom Arnold told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he wasn’t surprised and it was only a matter of time before all hell broke loose.
Arnold – who was a writer on the original Rosanne series – claimed that Barr’s politics and social media showed that she was obsessed with the conspiracy theories that Donald Trump has been feeding to the masses.
‘This monkey thing is something that she tweeted before about black people, its a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do. They love to call black people monkeys, it’s not a one time joke,’ Arnold said.
‘They can do this because we have a white trash racist president. That’s a fact!’
Arnold shared his disgust with how Trump was only concerned with how the media had treated him when news of Barr’s tweets made their way to him.
On Wednesday, actor Tom Arnold appeared on AC360 to share that he wasn’t surprised when ABC pulled the plug on the ‘Roseanne’ reboot