Roseanne Barr is the left’s favorite person to hate this week after she released a tweet comparing former top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to “Planet of the Apes.” However, a famous black man just revealed Jarrett’s “dirty secret,” and now, Roseanne’s haters are totally freaking out.
On Tuesday, Roseanne Barr’s pro-Trump comedy was canceled — despite the fact that it was the top-rated show on television — after she released a tweet comparing former top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to “Planet of the Apes.”
ABC has pulled the plug on the revival “Roseanne.” The move comes after series star and creator Roseanne Barr made a comment on Twitter Tuesday morning referring to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as looking like the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.” Jarrett, an African-American, was born in Iran to American parents.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger voiced his support for the cancellation, tweeting, “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”
Barr deleted her tweet about Jarrett not long after posting it. She followed it up with an apology that read, “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste. I am now leaving Twitter.” [Source: Variety]
Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder responded to the controversy over Roseanne Barr this week by comparing her remark to comments made about President Donald Trump. Elder found a tweet from liberal comedian and TV host Bill Maher, where he claimed Trump was “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.” He noted that Barr had made the “same joke,” then included a photo of Jarrett juxtaposed with a character from the “Planet of the Apes,” flawlessly demonstrating Hollywood’s glaring double-standard.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 30, 2018
Elder didn’t stop there, though. He also called out Jimmy Kimmel, who referred to Trump as an orangutan.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 30, 2018
This, of course, caused liberal heads to explode, as they do when a conservative calls them on their hypocrisy — especially a black conservative. Those on the right, meanwhile, showed their support for Elder:
The ONLY standards the Left has are the double ones.
— Utmost Conservative (@LeaningFarRight) May 30, 2018
Oh Larry, you still don't understand; Democrats aren't held to "outdated" standards of morality, honesty, or decency.
— 2WarAbnVet (@2WarAbnVet) May 30, 2018
Looks about the same, double standard here…. boycott ABC!!!!
— Rae A Bilinski (@bilinski_rae) May 30, 2018
Yes definitely a double standard
— Jackie (@redhead_1862000) May 30, 2018
Larry Elder also noted in his new column at Townhall.com that Disney, which owns ABC and ESPN, employs extreme liberal Keith Olbermann. His long history of disgusting comments pales in comparison to Roseanne Barr’s single tweet that was promptly deleted.
Disney also owns ESPN, the sports cable channel that employs Keith Olbermann, whose angry, unhinged tweets about President Donald Trump make Barr’s anti-Jarrett tweet look like a love note. Here’s one Olbermann tweeted at Ivanka Trump, Trump’s daughter: “Then tell your racist, white supremacist, neo-nazi father to get the f— out of our society.” One would think that Disney would find Olbermann’s tweets “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with (their) values.”
As for MSNBC’s Sharpton, he also said that Barr’s tweet shows that Trump is “normalizing” racism. Remember Sharpton became famous by falsely accusing a white man of raping a black teen. A New York grand jury called the accusation a hoax, and Sharpton was successfully sued for defamation. But to this day, Sharpton refuses to apologize.
Sharpton helped fan the flames during the deadly 1991 Crown Heights, New York, riots by leading some 400 protesters through the predominately Jewish section of Brooklyn. Days before the deadly riots, Sharpton said at a rally in Harlem, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”
Sharpton once called David Dinkins, the first and only black New York City mayor, a “n—– whore.” Sharpton described Jews as “diamond merchants” and whites moving into Harlem as “interlopers.” Unwilling to wait for the Ferguson grand jury to finish its investigation of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, Sharpton took to the streets of Ferguson yelling, “No justice, no peace.” The grand jury exonerated the officer. No remorse by Sharpton. No apology. No cancellation of his show.
Indeed, there seems to be a glaring double-standard at play here. When a conservative is attacked, it’s all fun and games. However, when a liberal is the butt of the joke, careers are ruined. It was reported on Thursday that ABC will be paying dearly for their hypocritical decision to cancel “Roseanne” as the network stands to lose upwards of $60 million in ad revenue. Apparently, they have an agenda which is more important to them than their bottom line.