Roseanne Barr has never been the kind of woman to bow down to political correctness. For years, she has been an outspoken conservative, staunchly refusing to fall into line after demands to stop sharing her opinions. Now, it appears her opinions have managed to land her in enough hot water to get her show cancelled by the network altogether.
• ABC announced the cancellation Tuesday, May 29, after Roseanne herself tweeted, calling Obama ally Valerie Jarrett the “baby of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.”
• Barr’s meaning wasn’t immediately obvious, but it was clear the tweet had racial overtones. The strongly-worded message reflected her thoughts on recent conspiracy theories suggesting that Jarett is working for the CIA.
• This isn’t the first time Roseanne has posted controversial messages to social media. Just before her contentious tweet, she took on Chelsea Clinton, accusing her of being married to George Soros’ nephew. Clinton, who is married to Marc Mezvinsky, denied the claims.
• It appears President Trump is at least partially responsible for all the extra attention Barr has received this week. He re-tweeted both of her interactions with Clinton, including at least one where she called the woman “Chelsea Soros Clinton.”
• Barr is a staunch Trump supporter, frequently speaking out about the President’s many accomplishments and slamming Democrats for inconsistencies.
• The comedian also praised Trump in a now-deleted tweet from Monday. “President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that.”
• Roseanne’s return to television was successful, albeit brief. In the two months since ABC re-initiated the show, it managed to achieve 22.1 million viewers. Numbers unfortunately began slipping, causing the show to lose ranking to NCIS and several other sitcoms in late April.