Roseanne Barr is in a media firestorm and she is trying to grab anyone to go down in the flames with her. She tried to come for Whoopi Goldberg and got pulverized. She also ripped into her former cast members, most of whom denounced her racist tweets, but she just went a step further — blaming comedian Wanda Sykes for ABC canceling the Roseanne reboot.
Just in case you missed it, in a tweet, Barr compared Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. She wrote Jarrett equals “muslim brotherhood & planets of the apes had a baby.” Barr gave countless excuses, including blaming her bigotry on Ambien and saying she didn’t even know Jarrett was Black.
Sykes, who was a consulting producer on the series, was one of the first people from the show to tweet about the scandal. However, she didn’t write a long tweet, she just had seven words: “I will not be returning to
@RoseanneOnABC.” See below:
In responding to a Trump supporter on Twitter who commented about Sykes quitting, Barrr claimed that it was Sykes’ tweet that got ABC “nervous,” resulting in the cancellation. See below:
Absolutely insane. The show would have been canceled regardless of Sykes. It’s all Roseanne’s fault, not the media’s, not the “left”‘s and damn sure not Wanda Sykes’. Also, let’s not forget Channing Dungey is the president of ABC Entertainment Group — she is also their first Black president. Dungey wrote in a statement that Barr’s comments were “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel the show.”