Trump breaks silence on Roseanne Barr scandal

31 May, 2018, 20:19 | Author: Rita Burton
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An old picture of Roseanne Barr dressed as Adolf Hitler, wearing a swastika and pulling burnt cookies from an oven, splashed on the front of the New York Daily News Wednesday like a neon sign asking ABC executives: What were you thinking?

The company's response followed Barr's odd explanation of the early Tuesday Twitter rant that got her show cancelled as a awful Ambien-fueled mistake.

How can you share your words of support for a network - who is, after all, a corporation with a goal to make money - who just put decency ahead of dollars? "When I read her social media, in the very beginning..."

Later in the interview, he said in regards to the Jarrett tweet, "By the way, this monkey thing is something she's tweeted before about black people".

Here's the context: Jarrett was one of the targets of Barr's Twitter tirade early Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday, he said that her tweets had been escalating in the days before she wrote a racist comment on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama. He said he "knew it would not end well". She apologized but also tweeted and retweet comments that seemed to contradict the apology.

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Barr has since stated that she would be addressing the entire controversy on Joe Rogan's podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience", this upcoming Friday.

Fool me once, shame on you. However, Trump did not address the substance of what Barr tweeted or ABC's decision to pull the plug on "Roseanne". She has the temperament, and the tendency to go to dark places, that fuels many artists, he said.

Taking shots at comedian Roseanne Barr, pharmaceutical company Sanofi fired off a tweet on Wednesday, saying that while the sleeping drug Ambien does have side effects, racism just isn't one of them. "She blows up her own life and that of all those around her".

If he were in Dungey's position when the rebooted "Roseanne" was being considered - mindful that his job is to produce hits, or it won't be his job much longer - Harbert said he probably would have taken several meetings with Barr to figure out how she was doing.

Barr had earlier apologized to members of the cast and crew, but the tweet was deleted.

The ad that followed showed stock images of doctors and a person stretching in the morning, while the voiceover said, "Side effects of Ambien include nausea, diarrhea and sudden racism". "What Roseanne said was not amusing".

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