Roseanne Barr is at it again.
Although the comedian/actress claims she’ll never be at it ever again after this.
Allow us to explain…
The controversial star, whose rebooted sitcom dominated the ratings this fall and which has already been renewed for Season 11, caused quite an uproar on Twitter today after responding to a comment about Valerie Jarrett.
Jarrett is a close friend of former President Barack Obama and worked as a top-level White House advisor to the ex-Commander-in-Chief.
Using Jarrett’s initials in a message to her followers, Roseanne wrote early on Tuesday that Jarrett is the result of what would happen is the "Muslim brotherhood [and] planet of the apes had a baby."
We should note here that Jarrett is African-America.
Shortly after spewing this racist nonsense to the world, Roseanne claimed she is quitting social media and offered an apology that reads as follows:
"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 as in bad taste."
This Mea Culpa has largely fell on deaf ears, however.
Ever since returning to the public eye with her popular sitcom, Roseanne has been saying cruel things, spreading Conservative conspiracy theories and generally acting like… Roseanne.
She once said Hillary Clinton should commit suicide and that Democrats were involved in a child sex-trafficking ring based out of a New York City pizzeria.
A movement to boycott her show cropped up in March as a result of Barr’s past Nazi remarks.
Roseanne has also feuded with adult film star Stormy Daniels over the topic of anal sex.
We really wish we were making that up, trust us.
In the wake of Roseanne’s latest racist insult, veteran comedian Wanda Sykes resigned as a writer on the sitcom.
Many other celebrities have also had their voices heard on the topic.
There was this from Don Cheadle:
you can take @RoseanneOnABC out of racism but you can’t take the racism out of @therealroseanne …
And this from Roseanne actress Sara Gilbert:
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.
I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.
UPDATE: Wow, Barr has already been axed from TV.
ABC has just announced that Season 11 of Roseanne has actually been scrapped from the lineup almost as quickly as it began.
In a statement, Channing Dungey, president of ABC statement, did not hedge in the slightest when she said the following:
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Doesn’t get much more straightforward than that.
Expect television viewers, along with folks from both sides of the political aisle, to have a whole lot to say over this decision.
Where do YOU stand on it? Hit the comments below and tell us whether the network went too far, or did the right thing.