After the shocking and sudden cancellation of the Roseanne revival following a racist tweet from the show’s star Roseanne Barr, the actress said she was going to take some time away from the social media platform, but she recently returned to Twitter to claim her racist tweet was actually about anti-Semitism.
Barr began, “1) I want u all2 know I’m fine. I’ve been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood.. Needless2 say I’m NOT what people have accused me of! I’ve never practiced “RACISM” in my entire life & never will. Meantime…(next page) 2) I’ve been watching this new doc called ‘Malcolm X: An overwhelming Influence on th Black Power Movement.’ Directed by my dear friend Thomas Muhammad (my campaign manager in 2012)who called me immediately when my show was canceled.”
She then went on to claim that her tweet, in which she called former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, the child of “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes,” was not her being racist but actually condemning anti-Semitism. “Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want,” she said, referencing the man who wrote the script for the iconic 1968 film.
Barr then continued by saying she would begin “to speak for myself in the media soon,” and has been “planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief.”
She continued, “My mind went into deep shock and my body too. I see clearly now- My faith is stronger today than ever before. I have faith in the American people to free their minds & unite.”
“I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank G0D!! goodnight-we are winning! don’t give up! PEACE is coming!” she also tweeted before retweeting a link to an article titled, “Planet of the Apes: A movie about Jews?”
As was widely reported, ABC quickly cancelled the Roseanne revival after Barr’s tweet and the actress and comedian later stated she “begged” the network to save the show and apologized but blamed the tweet on the fact she was on ambien.