ROSEANNE Barr has gone on another Twitter rant, sharing loads of racist comments and saying she thought Valerie Jarrett was white.
The star of the top-rated US show had originally blamed taking sleeping tablets for her outburst saying the former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett looked like the lovechild of the “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes”.
AFP or licensors ABC cancelled the sitcom after Barr’s outburst
Barr’s now-deleted tweet read: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
But a later post by Roseanne said: “I mistakenly thought she [Jarrett] was white. I honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian”.
She also retweeted a large number of racist comments that attempted to defend her comments including one which tried to justify Barr’s comparison of Jarrett to an ape.
Another questioned why some people thought it was acceptable to compare US President Donald Trump to an ape but not Jarrett.
Getty – Contributor Valerie Jarrett seemed to implicated Donald Trump over Barr’s tweets
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The offending tweet which has since been deleted
Twitter Barr returned to Twitter after her show had been cancelled with more offensive messages
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Barr also, picking up on earlier comments, retweeted an unsavoury comment about billionaire George Soros despite a spokesperson for the financier strongly denying the “Nazi” allegations.
During her latest outburst, the 65-year-old also managed to take pot shots at some of her co-stars.
Sara Gilbert, who played her on-screen daughter, had tweeted: “Roseanne’s recent comments … and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”
Barr replied simply: “Wow! unreal.”
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She also took aim at Michael Fishman, who has played her on-screen son since the show’s start in 1988.
Fishman wrote: “Today is one of the hardest days of my life. I feel devastated, not for the end of the Roseanne show, but for all those who poured their hearts and souls into our jobs, and the audience who welcomed us into their homes.
“Our cast, crew, writers, and production staff strives for inclusiveness, with numerous storylines designed to reflect inclusiveness.”
AP:Associated Press Former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett who was born in Iran to American academic parents
Barr took exception to that and replied: “I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. ME. You throw me under the bus. Nice!”
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey – whose channel was due to air the new show – distanced himself from Barr’s comments and cancelled the show after just one month on air.
Jarrett, who is an African-American born in Iran, had advised Barack and Michelle Obama.
The Mega Agency John Goodman has not spoken out since the comedian’s tweets, but looked downcast on while walking his dog after ABC announced they were axing the show
She appeared to implicate President Donald Trump over Barr’s tweets, telling MSNBC that “tone does start at the top”.
She said: “We like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country, but I also think every individual citizen has a responsibility, too.
“And it’s up to all of us to push back. Our government is only going to be as good as we make it.”
BackGrid Sara Gilbert said she was “disappointed” in Roseanne’s actions
Roseanne also tweeted to Jarrett to apologise.
She said: “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.”
Getty – Contributor The Roseanne sitcom originally ran from 1988 to 1997 – but has now been axed following its title character’s tweet
AP:Associated Press Roseanne Barr’s comeback show has been shelved after she made a series of offensive remarks
Getty – Contributor Roseanne onscreen with Sara Gilbert, left, and Laurie Metcalf as Jackie on the Roseanne reboot
Barr has also been dropped by her agency ICM Partners, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
When a Twitter user told Barr her tweet was offensive and racist, Barr responded by writing: “Muslims r NOT a race.”
Shortly after, Barr repeated her stance, tweeting: “ISLAM is not a RACE, lefties. Islam includes EVERY RACE of people.”
During the same period as this, Barr had been firing off tweets or retweeting attacks on Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, and billionaire George Soros.
The extraordinary internet rant kicked off just before midnight, when she tweeted: “Chelsea Soros Clinton.”
This was followed by a since-deleted tweet, claiming: “She’s married to Soros’ nephew.”
AP:Associated Press Anti-Trump and Brexit campaigner George Soros was the target of untrue and offensive tweets
Mr Soros, a Hungarian-American who is the world’s richest hedge fund manager, has spent millions on liberal political causes around the world including fighting Brexit.
He also helped bankroll Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Republican Party supporting Barr also claimed Soros wanted to overthrow the US constitutional republic by meddling district attorney elections.
But the most outrageous and offensive tweet against the 87-year-old business magnate was yet to come.
After Chelsea responded to the claims about her marriage, Barr repeated a false allegation about Soros, who is a Hungarian Jew who survived World War Two, claiming he was a “Nazi”.
The rebooted sitcom premiered in April garnering high ratings, attracting over 18 million viewers.