"Roseanne who?" Valerie Jarrett throws an epic shade as she reveals that Barr's racist tweet "isn't what keeps her up at night"
Roseanne Barr might have her reasons but Valerie is not going to be bothered by it. What keeps Valerie up at night is the condition of the families being separated at the border.
Valerie Jarrett is not paying attention to the past, especially when it comes to Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. The controversial tirade by the actress led to ABC canceling her show 'Roseanne'. In May, Roseanne tweeted that Valerie was like the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Following this, ABC was quick to announce that they had canceled the show which Roseanne was part of. While appearing on 'The View' on Wednesday (July 25), the hosts quizzed Valerie about how she felt in regard to the comments passed by the actress. At the same time, they also showed her the YouTube video in which Roseanne explained she was “trying to talk about how Jarrett wrote the Iran deal.”
"That's what my tweet was about!" Roseanne said in the video. "I know," the interviewer said. "You've explained this literally 300 times." Roseanne then added, "I thought the b***h was white! God da----! I thought the b***h was white! F---!" Valerie was asked her thoughts on the comments but it did not look like she was bothered. “Roseanne who?” Valerie responded and the crowd started applauding.
“In all seriousness like I said before I am fine, I am just fine. If one of you said something like that about me that might hurt my feelings. This is not what keeps me up at night. What keeps me up at night are those families being separated at the border and our children going to school and wondering if they’re safe,” she further added.
Valerie added that she is not going to watch any interviews that Roseanne is part of and wants to leave it all behind. In the past, Roseanne has come on countless interviews in order to explain her side of the story and the reason behind penning that tweet. The actress said that the tweet made her a hate magnet for people.
“God, it’s really hard to say all of this,” she said while appearing on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast. “I didn’t mean what they think I meant, and that’s what’s so painful. But I have to face that this hurt people -- and when you hurt people, even unwittingly, there’s no excuse, so I don’t want to blabber off on excuses. I apologize to anyone who felt offended and thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean to my own ignorance.”
At the same time, Roseanne's ex, Tom Arnold also thought that what Roseanne said was racist. "It's always about (white people) feeling better. When Roseanne did the monkey thing with Valerie Jarrett people were like, ‘Well, is she going to be OK? I was like, ‘Whoa, that was racist.’ And here are black kids that have to deal with that every single day," Arnold said, as reported by USA Today.