Valerie Jarrett Just Shaded Roseanne Barr In Best Way
Remember when Mariah Carey absolutely shaded Jennifer Lopez during their feud by pretending she didn’t know who she was? Well it looks like Valerie Jarrett is taking a page out of her book when it comes to dealing with the Roseanne Barr racist tweet drama, but she did it TEN time better.
Almost two months ago, back in May, ABC made the decision to cancel the reboot of ‘Roseanne’ after the leading character Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about Jarrett.
In the offensive tweet, Roseanne compared the former Obama administration adviser to if “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby.”
Roseanne initially apologised for the post and expressed her regret, but just last week she appeared in a crazed video on her YouTube page going on another rant attempting to explain the tweet saying, “I thought the bitch was white! God dammit! I thought the bitch was white! F**k!”.
Since then, Jarrett has appeared on The View over in America when she was asked how she felt about the actresses various remarks about her.
“Roseanne who?” she replied, resulting in a roar of applause from the in studio audience.
Jarrett continued to say that she was coping just fine throughout the whole incident because she has much more important things to worry about than the opinions of one person.
“Look, in all seriousness, as I’ve said before, I’m fine,” Jarrett said. “I am just fine. If one of you said something like that about me, that might hurt my feelings. But this isn’t what keeps me up at night.
“What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the borders, or our children who go to school worrying about whether or not they’re going to be safe, and that parents who drop them off. I mean, these are the things that keep me up at night, not a racist tweet…racist tweets and profane videos, no.”
And that people is what true class looks like.
Jarrett initially responded to Roseanne’s tweet by saying that she hoped the incident would become a “teaching moment”.
The CEO of Disney, who owns ABC, Bob Iger, said that there would be zero tolerance for behaviour like Barr’s when the incident first occurred. As a result, the reboot of the show that she starred in was cancelled.
Soon after Roseanne was cancelled a spinoff show named ‘The Connors’ was announced with the rest of the cast except for Roseanne.