Monday, October 18, 2021

ABC, Twitter Pressured by LA Civil Rights Org to Cancel ‘Roseanne’ and Star’s Twitter Account After Racist Tweet

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*Los Angeles based civil rights leader Najee Ai CEO of Project Islamic HOPE is calling for the cancellation of the ABC hit show “Roseanne” and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to permanently suspend the Twitter account of “Roseanne” star Roseanne Barr who in a tweet attacked former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarett on Tuesday in a tweet alleging connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Press conference
Tuesday May 29th 2018
5 :00.pm
Location : 6700 Hollywood Blvd.

In the tweet, the ABC star attacked Jarett, who was born in Iran, as a child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”

“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote, using Jarrett’s initials and responding to a tweet accusing the former Obama adviser of helping “hide” misdeeds for the Obama administration.

“Barr racist tweet is not free speech. It’s hate speech. The racism and derogatory comments against Jarett that Barr spewed out comparing her to an ape is something that no human being or corporation should support.

“Barr shouldn’t be allowed to just walk away from Twitter. She should be banned by Dorsey for using Twitter to spread her racist comments. Were also calling for a meeting with ABC executives to meet with a coalition of civil rights leaders and groups to call upon them to repudiate Barr and discuss with us what steps that the ABC Network will undergo with all talent under contract with ABC to ensure this type of hateful rhetoric isn’t spewed again by talent they have under contract.

“If ABC doesn’t announce a cancellation of “Roseanne,” a plan for a possible boycott of the corporate sponsors of “Roseanne “which has been a top show on the ABC Network is now being discussed with civil rights leaders.A 2 pm conference call is scheduled for today,” Najee Ali, CEO Project Islamic Hope, said in a statement to EURweb.

Press conference
Tuesday May 29th 2018
5 :00.pm
Location : 6700 Hollywood Blvd.

Sponsored by:
Project Islamic HOPE
The Black Hollywood Advocacy Coalition
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable
Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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