No more damage control: Roseanne Barr retweets negative Valerie Jarrett comment despite apologizing for her previous racist tweet
Roseanne accepted she had made a mistake at that time and wrote an apology soon after ABC announced that they will cancel the show, but now she is in no mood for damage control.
Roseanne Barr seems to have had a change of heart as the actress went on to endorse another negative comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett following the debacle of the racist tweet which caused her show 'Roseanne' to be canceled by ABC. Roseanne retweeted a tweet which was written to her by a fan which read, "You didn't cause any pain. Those people always hated you. Valerie Jarrett wants Israelis and Jews chased into the sea, and she'll celebrate."
This comes after Roseanne took to her Twitter to apologize for what she had said and stated that she was ready to make "restitution for the pain" she had caused in the past week. Previously, ABC was forced to take an action against Roseanne after she tweeted if “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in the network's statement, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.
Roseanne understood she had made the mistake at that time and wrote an apology soon after ABC announced that they will cancel the show. "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," she wrote at that time. However, it looks like she did not learn from her mistakes.
Even Roseanne's fellow co-stars were in support of ABC's decision to cancel the show. Following the cancelation, co-stars Sara Gilbert and Michael Fishman issued their own response. Sarah was the first one to address the issue and assured people that it did not reflect any of the beliefs held by her fellow cast members. Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show," she wrote. "I am disappointed in her actions, to say the least." Following this, Roseanne replied to the tweet by writing "Wow! unreal."
Meanwhile, Michael posted a lengthy message with regard to the incident and stated that Roseanne's words were "reprehensible and intolerable." "I believe our show strived to embrace different backgrounds and opinions, through open dialogue," he said in his statement. "While I am going to miss being part of the ABC family, I believe that to sit back or remain silent in an attempt to distance myself from the actions/statements of others would unintentionally endorse or placate those statements which I find truly offensive."
"My character was designed to represent the inclusive nature of my views. To represent portions of society often marginalized. At this moment it is important to be clear. We must stand-up against; bias, hatred, bigotry, and ignorance to make society a better place for all," he continued. Roseanne responded to this by commenting, "I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it.ME. You throw me under the bus. nice!" It has been reported that ABC will bring back Roseanne but this time without her.