Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Roseanne Barr Made Ape Joke Because She Thought Valerie Jarrett was … White!?

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*Let the excuses begin. Yep, we’re of course alluding to Roseanne Barr whose “Roseanne” show was terminated by ABC after she compared former president, Barack Obama’s chief adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. As far as her excuse? Essentially, she thought Jarrett was white so she didn’t think she was being racist.

See? It’s that simple. Actually, no, it’s not. This far-fetched excuse just shows how desperate Roseanne (and her family ) is to come up with an excuse for her racist deed.

According to The Blast, Jake Pentland, Barr’s son with ex-husband Bill Pentland, said he has been texting his mother all day, and she has been adamant that she thought Obama’s former advisor was not black when she tweeted that Jarrett was the result of “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.”

Wrong and wrong, Roseanne.

Jake says his mom would never call a black woman an ape, and that during a text conversation Roseanne referenced both Valerie Jarrett and her father, saying “Her and her dad! I thought they were white!”

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Roseanne cast
‘Roseanne’ cast

Pentland says he does not blame anyone for being upset, but wants to set the record straight that the comment was not meant to be racist. As for Wanda Sykes leaving the show before the cancellation and the rest of the cast condemning Roseanne’s comment, Pentland understands the actions but wishes somebody would have defended the comedian on the racism accusation.

For the record, Jarrett’s family has contributed greatly to African-American history that goes back to her great-grandfather Robert Robinson Taylor, who was believed to be the first African-American graduate of MIT.

Pentland says Roseanne is trying to lay low after today’s nuclear drama, and is hoping that her legacy is not defined by this moment.

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