In case it wasn’t obvious based on her Nazi costumes, racist insults and affection for Donald Trump, it ought to be obvious now:
Roseanne Barr is a terrible human being.
Because she said that former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett was what would happen if the “Muslim brotherhood [and] planet of the apes had a baby?”
But also because Barr issued the phoniest apology of all-time shortly after writing this Tweet — and then issued an endless array of even phonier statements on social media early Wednesday morning.
In a barrage of Tweets that started out on the right note (“I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”), Barr ended up quoting a significant number of her defenders.
She went from acknowledging that ABC was right to cancel her sitcom…
… to saying ABC was a hypocrite for not punishing Joy Behar for referring to Christians as mentally ill.
Oh, and the comedian also claimed she wrote that “joke” about Jarrett because had been taking Ambien.
Now, Barr has continued her assault against anyone who thinks she’s racist by attacking someone with whom she worked closely on Roseanne.
After ABC announced it was pulling the plug on Season 11, Michael Fishman – who portrayed Barr’s son D.J. during the show’s original run and its 2018 reboot – Tweeted that he was “devastated” by the show getting canceled.
He also denounced his TV mom’s remarks via a lengthy and heartfelt message.
“Our cast, crew, writers, and production staff strived for inclusiveness, with numerous storylines designed to reflect inclusiveness,” Fishman wrote. “The words of one person do not exemplify the thinking of all involved.”
I condemn these statements vehemently. They are reprehensible and intolerable, contradicting my beliefs and outlook on life and society. I have always lived and taught my children to be inclusive.
I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue.
Roseanne read this thoughtful response to the situation and gave Fishman credit for having such a mature and well-reasoned take on the scandal
She totally took him to task for it.
“I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. You throw me under the bus. nice!” replied Barr.
These are totally the words of someone who recognizes she made an inappropriate comment and is aware that she’s very much in the wrong here, huh?
Elsewhere, Sara Gilbert, who played Roseanne’s daughter Darlene, also reacted on Twitter, saying that Barr’s comments were “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.”
She added: “I am disappointed with her actions to say the least.”
“Wow! unreal,” Roseanne wrote in response to this stance.
At one point today, Barr even said she “feels bad” for President Trump because he is on the receiving end of hatred everyday.
It’s almost like he and Roseanne deserve it.
Finally, Sanofi, the pharmaceutical company behind Ambien, has also spoken out.
It had something to say after Roseanne Tweeted the following:
“Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible.
“I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please.”
Wrote the makers of the sleeping pill to which Roseanne is referring to here:
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world.
While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.
And so it has come to this: Roseanne Barr is so awful, she has turned a pharmaceutical company into the good guy.
That’s impressive work right there.