Roseanne Barr is still tweeting, in case anyone was wondering. Her show has been cancelled by ABC, but Sara Gilbert and others are trying to make a spinoff happen without Roseanne. It will probably be a difficult task, considering that Roseanne is the partial owner of the Roseanne property and those particular characters. It doesn’t even matter to me, because even if Gilbert and others are able to put together some kind of spinoff show, Roseanne Barr will not go down quietly. ABC gave her legitimacy and the platform to show her racist ass all the time now. Which is why Roseanne went on another tweet-storm about how she’s definitely not racist.
Roseanne Barr says she has taken a good hard look at herself –– and is sure she is not a racist. The former Roseanne actress, 65, tweeted on Wednesday that she’s reflected on things since the cancellation of her ABC show spurred by a racist tweet she made about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.
“1) I want u all2 know I’m fine. I’ve been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood..,” Barr tweeted. “Needless2 say I’m NOT what people have accused me of! I’ve never practiced “RACISM” in my entire life & never will. Meantime…2) I’ve been watching this new doc called “Malcolm X: An overwhelming Influence on th Black Power Movement.” Directed by my dear friend Thomas Muhammad (my campaign manager in 2012)who called me immediately when my show was canceled. If you have any questions for me, direct them to Mr. Muhammad please. Be sure to watch his brilliant movie!” she wrote, adding that Muhammad had “agreed to speak for me.”
“He knows the work I have done in civil rights against racism ALL MY LIFE & understands my tweet was about Iran’s regime, not race-The website is: http://www.bbunity.com ,” Barr added.
On top of watching the documentary about human rights acitivist, Malcolm X, the comedian has also been inspired by the music of Kanye West.
“MUCH LOVE 2 U all-thanks for helping and praying for me! It worked! Listen to @kanyewest new album about mental illness, it’s the greatest thing ever,” she tweeted. Barr continued tweeting, writing, “guys, I have been planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief. I will begin to speak for myself in media soon.”
However, the actress then went to defend herself addressing how she referred to Jarrett, who is black, as a cross “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes”. Barr tweeted, “Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want. My mind went into deep shock and my body too. I see clearly now- My faith is stronger today than ever before. I have faith in the American people to free their minds & unite.”
It’s difficult to read those tweets and try to translate them into English. But I’m absolutely 100% positive that this sh-t is offensive. Someone claiming that they’ve “never practiced racism” just after they were fired for tweeting racist sh-t is just… exhausting. And no, Roseanne’s “Planet of the Apes” reference was not about anti-Semitism, my God. This is Roseanne’s version of “But I have black friends!” except she doesn’t actually have black friends, so she’s saying she’s watching a documentary about Malcolm X and she’s listening to Kanye “Slavery Was A Choice” West. I can’t.
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