Roseanne Barr Says Her Controversial Tweet Was About Anti-Semitism

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 14, 2018

Refresh for updates Roseanne Barr says the tweet that got her sitcom Roseanne canceled - the one likening former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to a Planet of the Apes character - was not only not racist, but was a condemnation of anti-semitism.

Barr's claim is a stretch at best, and is probably more accurately characterized as a lie.

ABC canceled its Roseanne reboot last month following Barr's tirade on Twitter in which she wrote that Jarrett was the result of a union between the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes", which was largely considered racist.

After revealing she had been gardening in the wake of the fallout from her tweet, which had given her a "great deal of relief", Roseanne said her mind and body "went into deep shock".

Her full tweetstorm is below. Needless2 say I'm NOT what people have accused me of! "I've never practiced "RACISM" in my entire life & never will", Barr wrote. Since then, Viacom has pulled old episodes of the show from distribution, and Barr was dropped by her agency, ICM Partners, among other backlash.

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In a stream of tweets on Wednesday, Barr defended herself against allegations of racism before praising West's new LP, tiled Ye. Now, Barr is claiming the tweet was an attempt at making a statement on anti-Semitism.

"I want u all2 know I'm fine", she tweeted Wednesday.

This new framing has already been called into question for a variety of reasons, including the fact Serling's script for the 1968 film was actually based on a 1963 novel by French writer Pierre Boulle.

Barr also said she has been inspired by Kanye West's music.

"I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank G0D! goodnight-we are winning! don't give up! I see clearly now", she added about the past couple of weeks.

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