Roseanne Barr Can’t Free Herself from Valerie Jarrett Scandal

Even in apology Rosanne Barr offends (Photo Wikipedia)

In May Barr attacked Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, in a since-deleted tweet in which she said “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby’, The Jewish Voice reported.

Even after apology, she is still offending the former presidential adviser.

In a stunning move ABC had cancelled the enormously popular Rosanne sit-com reboot after controversial tweets about Valerie Jarrett and billionaire George Soros.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said at the time.

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger also weighed in on the decision to cancel Roseanne: “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing,” he tweeted.

Barr in addition to the Jerrett comments claimed Chelsea Clinton ​is married to George Soros’ nephew and that George Soros is a “Nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth.”

The Soros rumor originally started when the progressive billionaire was interviewed on 60 minutes in 1998 by Steve Croft where he admitted to posing as a Christian in Hungry to escape from the Nazis. Soros said in the interview, “I was 14 years old, and I would say that’s where my character was made”

Ms Barr, 65, was given the chance to apologize live on Fox News on Thursday to Valerie Jarrett. But she managed to offend the ex-president’s former adviser again.

Appearing on Sean Hannity’s show, in Late July, Ms Barr was asked to look down the lens and say sorry to Ms Jarrett.

“I’m sorry if you thought my tweet was racist because it wasn’t. It was political. I never meant that and for that I apologize,” she said.

But then she added: “Of course I’d tell her she needs to get a haircut. I mean seriously, she needs to get a new haircut.”

During the interview with Mr Hannity, Ms Barr also said: “I didn’t know she was African-American, I assumed she was from Iran.”

In addition to making wild and offensive tweets, the Jewish comedian also recently in May was in the news for wanting to move to Israel.

“I want to make aliyah (moving back to the land of Israel, literally “ascending” to the land of Israel),” she said on Sunday while addressing this year’s Jerusalem Post Conference in New York City. “I always have been considering it.”

By Murray Goldstein


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