Roseanne Barr landed herself in hot water on Tuesday, May 29, after spewing racist comments on Twitter that resulted in ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey, a black woman, to cancel Roseanne.
The repulsive comments the actress made were against former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. In her now-deleted tweet, Barr wrote: “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." The Muslim Brotherhood refers to a political party in Egypt.
The tweet was posted publicly and, almost immediately, Wanda Sykes, who was a consulting producer on Roseanne, announced on Twitter that she would no longer contribute to the show. Syke's remarks came shortly before ABC revealed the show would be axed.
However, this isn't the only time Barr has made a racist remark comparing black women to apes. In 2013, she wrote a tweet similarly disparaging Susan Rice, the former United States National Security Advisor.
Roseanne Barr, 2018: I apologize for comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black woman, to an ape. I should have known better. Forgive me—my joke was in bad taste"Susan Rice is a man with big swinging ape balls," Barr wrote at the time.
Roseanne Barr, 2013: I apologize for comparing Susan Rice, a black woman, to an ape. I should have known be pic.twitter.com/P10YtYH9Sc— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) May 29, 2018
Barr apologized on Tuesday for her comments about Jarrett, but she can keep her apology.
Once a racist, always a racist.