Roseanne Barr claims her Valerie Jett tweet is about "anti-semitism"; insiders reveal she “is going off the deep end”
Barr's popular sitcom, 'Roseanne', got canceled by ABC network post her racist tweets aimed at Valerie Jett and as much as she cliams she's "fine", sources claim otherwise.
The bombshell tweet that caused the ABC sitcom Roseanne to get canceled was actually far more researched, as the person behind it - Roseanne Barr herself - would like people to believe. Apparently, the tweet was in condemnation of "antisemitism", or prejudice, in simple terms.
In the said tweet, Roseanne compares former Obama advisor, Valerie Jett, to a 'Planet of the Apes' character. Jett is an African American, so the tweet was a direct racist dig at her. But according to Barr, it had a deeper meaning.
“Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes,” Barr tweeted tonight. “It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to – the antisemitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want.” (The Twilight Zone creator wrote the script for the 1968 film, an adaptation of Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel).
The original tweet that had spurred a destructive storm that led to ABC's head Channing Dungey pulling the plug on the sitcom. It read: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” The tweet was immediately interpreted for its racist angle, and prior to this latest tweet of hers, Barr herself had never addressed the antisemitism angle either.
But that isn't the only development in terms of Barr's tweets though, as she also tweeted that she has “developed a bit of palsy” in her head and hands due to all the recent stress; however, improvement in terms of that has been that she is now sleeping “without Ambien.” She also took to Twitter to thank God, while bidding her followers' goodnight, and saying, “we are winning! don’t give up! PEACE is coming!”
But despite those assuring tweets and birthday wishes to Donald Trump, she is still apparently devastated two weeks after ABC's axing of the show where she played the titular character. Sources revealed to Radar Online that she “is going off the deep end,” adding that her meltdowns are “worse than Kathy Griffin‘s.”
When she's not threatening to release emails of "support" by ABC and her co-stars, she is worried that she is but a blip on the celebrity map. “Roseanne thinks her career is over and she’s never going to work again,” said the insider. “She’s being told by close friends and family not to release emails. But others are telling her from a PR perspective that when Kathy went scorched earth she only ended up being exiled for nine months.”
But even after gaining "insight" post her offensive tweets, the 65-year-old author still apparently hasn't grasped the gravity of her controversial tweets aimed at Jett.
“She still has no self-awareness about what she did, and is rationalizing everything,” added the insider. “She’s trying to explain that it was all a joke, and she didn’t know it would hit so close to home. She’s miserable and ranting and raving to friends, who are sick of it. She’s angry and paralyzed about what to do.
Luckily for fans of the Roseanne, a Barr-free spin-off has been mentioned to be on the cards, with execs planning a plot centered around Sarah Gilbert's character, Darlene, aka Roseanne's daughter on the show.