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Roseanne Barr figures Valerie Jarrett is like the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby."
The baby, Jarrett, was born in Iran in 1956 and has black ancestry; hence the connection between Muslims and apes.
Who is Valerie Jarrett? you ask. Jarrett was a Barack Obama confidante; technically the Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Roseanne promptly "quit" Twitter after making the post, but not before her comments propelled her to headline status. The actress knew, no doubt, that Twitter would ban her account anyhow. She simply beat them to the punch, we suppose. The self-deletion allows her to create a new Twitter account.
Roseanne's outburst smacks of a plotted media buzz conspiracy hatched in the office of a public relations adviser and carried out with timed precision; right down to feigning an apology.
Included in the plot — if it was a plot — would be the anticipated attack on Roseanne's popular ABC sitcom. That attack, delivered by Jarrett herself, would provide massive attention to Roseanne's show. The subsequent and prompt apology from Roseanne would help retain sponsors.
Collateral damage to date has been the resignation of a producer. That news, along with all the other outbursts of outrage, simply aided in the supposed objective: make headlines.
What's more, her comments on Twitter helped to endear her to her primary customer base; viewers of her sitcom nearly all of whom hold Jarrett in contempt on a par with Hillary and Pocahontas.
Then, again, maybe Roseanne overdosed on Casamigos.
From foxnews.com ▼
Roseanne Barr went into emergency damage-control mode after sending out a politically charged tweet linking Chelsea Clinton to liberal donor George Soros and a racially charged tweet saying former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby."
The latter led to an almost immediate mea culpa, and a vow to never tweet again.
"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me — my joke was in bad taste," she tweeted, after writing she was quitting Twitter.
Her account is now deactivated, but many don't think that is enough. Some are calling for ABC to cancel her highly rated reboot of "Roseanne."
Fox News' calls for comment to Barr and ABC were not immediately returned. Consulting producer Wanda Sykes tweeted that she will not be returning to the show.
Barr also apologized earlier on Tuesday for sending out a tweet that suggested former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is married to liberal donor George Soros' nephew.
"Chelsea Soros Clinton," the "Roseanne" star tweeted late Monday night, alluding to a theory that TV personality Scott Baio wrote about in October 2016.
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