By now, I’m sure you are all aware of the cancellation of the Roseanne reboot. To recap, Roseanne referred to Valerie Jarrett as “Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby = VJ”, ABC was like “Yikes! Ok girl, that’s enough. Take several time outs” and Roseanne issued a half-ass apology, deleted the original tweet (like we don’t know how to screenshot), and announced she was leaving Twitter.
Except that she wasn’t…
That’s right. After you think she would attempt to put a lid on it after seeing her show get dropped faster than a bad habit, Roseanne decided to go with the logic that if one of your tires are flat, you should just stab the other three.
While I’m surprised that it wasn’t that horribly racist Muslim neighbor episode that did Roseanne in, the cancellation was a long time coming. I decided to wait for the ultimate fauxpology. The fauxpology structure is usually as follows:
- “I’m sorry IF I offended anyone” (you did)
- “What I wrote was taken out of context” (yes, what you typed in black and white and we all clearly see, but go ahead, finish your fauxpology)
- “I am deeply sorry” (…that you got caught)
However, in a surprising turn of events, Roseanne decided to just say eff it and go all out, defending her racist and problematic statements with the strength of a thousand suns. In mere hours after tweeting, she began re-tweeting her supporters comments, most of which who were out to gaslight the entire situation.
After re-tweeting even more racists comments, she then goes on to say that she regrets the one racist comment that started it all:
hey guys, don't defend me, it's sweet of you 2 try, but…losing my show is 0 compared 2 being labelled a racist over one tweet-that I regret even more.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 30, 2018
After this, her feed is followed by more re-tweets that are made up of people supporting her and condemning ABC, news about middle eastern countries to defer from her racist comments, and a retweet from Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene on Roseanne, who makes it clear that she disagrees with Roseanne’s comments:
Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.
— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
Further down the comments, Roseanne decides to reply “Wow! Unreal” which furthers my suspicion that the only reason she retweeted this was to give her fans a chance to attack her. Pure manipulation tactic. I see you.
I’m sure at the time this goes live, there will be even more antics to unravel. Until then, well, consider my nostalgia ruined.
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