Roseanne Barr Goes Full Racist While Attacking Former Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett

Roseanne Barr Goes Full Racist While Attacking Former Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett

It is no longer a secret that legendary sitcom star Roseanne Barr is a conspiracy theorist who uses her social media accounts to peddle some of the wildest and nuttiest plots from the most extreme fringes of the right. But even with her penchant for tossing around QAnon and MKUltra memes now a known thing, her recent tweets attacking former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett and Chelsea Clinton raised a lot of eyebrows.

Barr, who recently had the revival of her classic ABC show Roseanne renewed for a second season, went after Jarrett in a late-night tweet, claiming the African-American woman looked like she was what would happen if “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

Seriously, a well-known comedian with a highly-rated network sitcom just casually tossed off a blatantly racist insult like it was nothing. When called out on it on Tuesday morning, she defended herself, claiming it was just a joke and that “Muslims r NOT a race.”

The Jarrett attack was only part of a series of inflammatory and flagrantly outlandish tweets Barr shot out over the past day or so. Targeting Chelsea Clinton, Barr claimed that Hillary Clinton’s daughter was married to the nephew of the right’s greatest boogeyman — George Soros.

On Tuesday morning, Chelsea Clinton responded on Twitter, pointing out that she is not married to any of Soros’ nephews though she imagines they are lovely people. She also defended the work Open Secrets does. Barr replied by “apologizing” for spreading misinformation.

One has to wonder what ABC executives are thinking when they see these tweets from Barr. They’ve essentially ignored her nutty conspiracy peddling for months now while seemingly hoping she’d tone it down as her show has experienced success over the past few months. However, now that she’s pumped up the racism while dancing around anti-Semitism with the Soros attacks, can they continue to turn a blind eye?

UPDATE: Barr deleted the offending tweet, apologized for her “bad joke,” and claimed she “leading Twitter.” Barr has said before she would quit the social media platform before quickly backtracking, so we’ll see how long this lasts.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.