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Twitter Blows Up After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet – The BEST Tweets

Not only has ABC cancelled Roseanne Barr’s  new show and her agents dropped her after her obnoxious, racist tweet likening former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as an offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.” but TWITTER also blew up with celebrity tweets trashing the Trump supporting former star showing her no mercy which she most richly deserved.

Shame on you @therealroseanne and @ABCNetwork @RoseanneOnABC Not a single apology can get me to respect your despicable racist character. #EndRacism in #mainstream media NOW!!!

— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) May 29, 2018

Thank you @iamwandasykes . She is a fascist. What she said about @ValerieJarrett is unconscionable. https://t.co/B6ewu9AVGu

— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) May 29, 2018

THIS!!!!!!!! @DisneyStudios FIRED an African American sports commentator for a comment ( that wasn’t even close to roseanne’s). @therealroseanne should be fired if @DisneyStudios is going to have integrity. https://t.co/GF0x6GnAQu

— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) May 29, 2018

Anyone working with or for this person needs to take a long walk today and really think about it https://t.co/A4F1LWNb1p

— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) May 29, 2018

A big thanks to everyone who brought Roseanne back into our lives.

— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 29, 2018

I wrote on the original “Roseanne” where we used to denounce nativism, racism & homophobia. Nauseating to see what she’s become. Looking forward to continue not watching this show.

— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) May 29, 2018

You have a black grandchild on your show. What do you think of her and what will you say to her. Just ignorant! I won’t be watching re runs or anything from you ever again!!! https://t.co/v10iWe3TIG

— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) May 29, 2018

In the pre-Trump era, ABC would have taken action against @therealroseanne by breakfast. The fact that they haven’t shows how much Trump’s election has mainstreamed repugnant racist views.

— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) May 29, 2018

Roseanne just tweeted her series finale.

— Alan Spencer (@MrAlanSpencer) May 29, 2018

Everyone fell for Roseanne’s big premiere rating. Ratings collapsed after that (as they almost always do).

Rosanne’s ratings aren’t worth today’s burden for Disney & ABC.

They don’t have to be brave to cancel her. Maybe they just have to be good business executives.

— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) May 29, 2018

Leave television. https://t.co/Bc5Kqcq2sB

— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) May 29, 2018

We need to hold #Roseanne to the same standard as @kathygriffin. And KG lost her job.

— Hunter Foster (@Hunter_Foster) May 29, 2018

The comparison by Rosanne Barr on ABC of Former Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett to an APE is racist and inexcusable. ABC must take action NOW!

— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) May 29, 2018

Who could’ve possibly known Roseanne would be racist online, you know, except literally any person who’s been online in the last 10 years?

— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) May 29, 2018

I am repulsed that Valerie Jarret had that racist and bigoted “joke” made at her expense and I am sickened that any Black or Muslim person has to keep hearing this sickness in 2018.

— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) May 29, 2018

My reporting from March holds true today: ABC execs hold their noses when Roseanne tweets. They know it’s problematic. They want her to focus on the show. But they say there’s no controlling Roseanne…

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 29, 2018

@brianstelter that’s funny. ABC execs figured out a way to control me. They blocked me from promoting anything on ABC because I called out Roseanne Barr & her dangerous tweets. @GMAhttps://t.co/Q0BbE4uhhg

— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) May 29, 2018

Hey @ABC, Roseanne Barr compared Valerie Jarrett to an ape. There is no apology she can make that justifies @ABC turning a blind eye to this bigotry by airing another second of her show.
Even in the Age of Trump, there are red lines that can never be crossed. This is one.

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) May 29, 2018

you can take @RoseanneOnABC out of racism but you can’t take the racism out of @therealroseanne … https://t.co/sJs7Hn5zrn

— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 29, 2018

For the many who pay her no mind, Roseanne Barr tweeted that Valerie Jarrett was the result if a “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Roseanne called a Black woman an ape. Where’s joke attempt? https://t.co/J2Nw3mGqUQ

— Touré (@Toure) May 29, 2018

i love roseanne quite a bit

the comment roseanne tweeted was racist and childish
and beneath her best self
she has apologized

twitter is a dangerous place

— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 29, 2018

Barr later apologized then vowed to leave Twitter. About five minutes later she expanded on her apology. “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr tweeted. “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 has not tweeted anything since.

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.

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018

I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter.

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018

 

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  1. Thanks for the catch up Mr. Will Kohler. Rosanne did this purely for the attention like most of them. Well now she can go back to her nut farm and tell them her jokes. Though she is going to have a tough time with those neighbors…

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