Every Crazy Thing Roseanne Barr Has Done Since ‘Roseanne’ Got Canceled
After writing a tweet so shocking and racist that it got her entire show canceled, one would assume that Roseanne Barr might begin to seriously rethink her social media habits. Instead, even after saying she was leaving Twitter, Barr has been on a social media rampage since Roseanne got canceled.
And she has continued to make crazy statements and retweet conspiracy theories with no basis in reality. Here’s a look at every insane thing Barr has done since her show was canceled, including when she called out two of her show’s cast members (page 5).
1. She blamed her racist tweet on Ambien
In a tweet that has now become infamous, Barr pointed to the fact that she was on Ambien to explain why she compared a black person to an ape. She wrote, “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.”
Barr would later delete this tweet and dispute the idea that she was using Ambien as an excuse for her behavior. Sanofi, the company that manufactures the sleep aid, responded by saying, “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
Next: Barr tweeted this fake claim.
2. She retweeted fake claims about the president of ABC
On May 29th, a Twitter user named Josh Cornett tweeted out a claim that ABC President Channing Dungey canceled Roseanne because Michelle Obama demanded it. This has no basis in reality, and the tweet doesn’t even link to any sort of article that might back it up.
In addition, Barr retweeted a user who said of Dungey, “She tolerates misbehavior, vulgarity, profanity, threats of murder to our POTUS, and Weinstein behavior, amongst her employees, but if you are a conservative and misbehave, well dammit you’re fired!”
Next: Barr also retweeted this blatantly photoshopped image.
3. She retweeted a fake image of Whoopi Goldberg
Also on May 29th, Barr retweeted a supporter who wrote, “Out of curiosity @ABC & @Disney this is okay with you? Hypocrisy on the Left is sickening! Your pathetic! #BoycottABC #IStandWithRoseanne.”
The accompanying image was of Whoopi Goldberg wearing a shirt with a cartoon image of Donald Trump shooting himself in the head on it. This picture, however, is fake; it’s a photoshop of a real picture of Goldberg wearing a shirt that says, “And you thought I was a nasty woman before? Buckle up, Buttercup.”
Next: Barr continued to go after Valerie Jarrett.
4. She continued attacking Valerie Jarrett
Barr has apologized profusely to Valerie Jarrett, the Obama Administration official that she compared to an ape in her initial tweet. However, at the same time that she was offering this apology, Barr was continuing to attack Jarrett on Twitter.
For example, she retweeted a picture purporting to be of Jarrett’s yearbook, with Jarrett being quoted as saying, “I am a Iranian by birth and of my Islamic faith. I am also an American Citizen and I seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country.”
This image, once again, is completely fake.
Next: Barr went after these two cast members of her show.
5. She accused Michael Fishman of ‘throwing her under the bus’
Practically the whole cast and crew of Roseanne distanced themselves from Barr after her tweet, including Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Fishman said that he condemns Barr’s statements vehemently. He also said he is devastated because the show itself was meant to be inclusive.
Surprisingly, Barr actually went after Fishman for this tweet. She replied to his statement, “i created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it.ME . You throw me under the bus. nice!” Though many of the tweets we’ve talked about so far have been deleted, this attack on Fishman is still up.
Barr also seemed to go after Sara Gilbert, who released a statement similar to that of Fishman. Barr simply replied to this, “Wow! unreal.” Barr later said that she understands Gilbert’s position and that “I forgive her.”
Next: Barr also went after this person.
6. She attacked Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes actually announced she would be leaving Roseanne before the show was even canceled. So on Twitter, Barr went after Sykes too.
She did so by retweeting a supporter who pointed to an old Sykes tweet in which the comedian said, “White people don’t steal wallets. They steal countries.” For once, this actually was a real tweet that Sykes did post in 2017. Next to this was a screenshot of the plot description of Planet of the Apes, explaining that the apes are the superior race in the movie.
The obvious implication of this tweet was that what Barr said was not racist but what Sykes said was. In another tweet, Barr said that Sykes saying she was leaving is what made ABC feel nervous and cancel the show.
Next: Barr went after this person with a fake tweet.
7. She retweeted a fake Joy Behar tweet
Barr also retweeted what appeared to be a screenshot of a Joy Behar tweet that read, “Fire at Trump tower, one dead — Hopefully it’s Trump!” The person tweeting this said this was another example of hypocrisy at ABC.
However, unlike with the previous Sykes tweet, this is a photoshopped image; Behar never tweeted anything like that. Barr’s retweet of this is actually still up on her account, despite the fact that it’s been proven fake.
Next: Barr provides this bizarre explanation for her original tweet.
8. Her new explanation for her original tweet
Later, Barr provided a new explanation for what she meant when she said that Jarett was like “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”
She says that when she compared Jarett to Planet of the Apes, “what i meant was she is like the CHARACTER in the movie-who controls human beings, prevents their uprising.” She said this while replying to a person posting a side by side image of Jarret and Dr. Zira from the movie.
Next: Barr does not believe what she said was racist.
9. She keeps suggesting her comment wasn’t racist
During one of her tweetstorms, Barr retweeted an image that was making its way across the internet questioning why it is OK to compare Donald Trump to an orangutan but not Jarett to an ape. In general, Barr clearly doesn’t believe that what she originally said was racist, at one point saying it was “incensitive not racist.”
Despite the fact that Barr issued a contrite apology, she has also been replying to criticisms with tweets like, “no I was talking about a fictional character in a science fiction movie, genius,” suggesting she does not actually reget the original statement that much.
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