Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Did Rosie O'Donnell Defend Roseanne Barr's Vicious Valerie Jarrett Tweet?

Did Rosie O'Donnell Defend Roseanne Barr's Vicious Valerie Jarrett Tweet?

The hosts of ABC's The View trashed Roseanne Barr after their network cancelled her show following her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. And then some sarcasm (and a third-person reference): "Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the frightful statements made and said about me on ABC".

This is the same president who found time to call Barr to congratulate her on the success of her television show and tweet about it, though even there were concerns about someone with Barr's history of making racist remarks being given such an influential platform.

"You don't have to look at the faces you're attacking", she added.

In other tweets, Barr said that she was exhausted of "being attacked and belittled more than other comedians who have said worse", and asked for people not to boycott ABC, saying the network has the right to "do what they wish".

Barr's tweet about Jarrett said, "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

"She has all made all the hundreds of people that work on the show unemployed", Williams said of Barr.

Barr tweeted that what she did was unforgivable and urged supporters not to defend her. "I do have difficulty sleeping and melatonin is very natural, it's one little pill you take a half hour before you go to sleep, it puts you to sleep real good".

It's unclear what she means by acknowledging Barr's apology and adding the "dangerous" comment about Twitter, but many have speculated that she could have been defending the star.

Roseanne responded to statements like those by writing, "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse".

"It was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting - it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended - it was egregious Indefensible", she wrote. Sykes had responded to Barrs invective by announcing via Twitter that she wouldnt return to the show.

Gilbert wrote that Barr's comment about Jarrett was "abhorrent", which Barr said was an "unreal" statement. Both Barr and her TV character, Roseanne Conner, voiced support for Trump.

Other Barr retweets suggested ABC was wrong to cancel Roseanne and that Barr thought the company had applied a double standard in choosing to dismiss her.

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