Roseanne Barr turns to God amid cancellation scandal

Cheryl Kahla
Feb 07, 2019
08:07 P.M.
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The disgraced actor and comedian, Roseanne Barr, is trying a new approach to win back the hearts of viewers after her show was canceled over a racist tweet. 

Earlier this week, Roseanne tweeted that a former Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett, would be the offspring if the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby. 

A media storm began, and Roseanne first tweeted that 'Islam is not a race, lefties,' before deleting the offensive tweet and apologizing on Twitter to 'Jarrett and all Americans.'

Roseanne went on a retweet frenzy, sharing messages of support from the likes of Ben Shapiro and Kate Hopkins, which didn't help her cause. By then, ABC had already canceled her show. 


On Wednesday, she said that she isn't a racist, and will never be. She admits that it was a 'stupid joke' and hoped that one joke would not erase 'a lifetime of fighting for civil rights for all minorities.'

The following day, she asked God to help her use this 'bad experience to move into a better place where [she] can be more useful to help suffering people who are  homeless, battered and hopeless.' 

A Twitter user known as Team Trump Russia suggested she start with Yemen and Palestine. A quick scroll through Roseanne's Twitter account reveals that she supports the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. 

Later that day she tweeted that her intention with the Roseanne revival was to 'bring people together,' and added that it was joyous experience to work with the crew members again. 


'Enjoyed every moment. It's not the right time, though. Going out on top is good,' she added and used the hashtag 'rock and roll will never die.' 

Earlier today, Roseanne offered 'everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation.' She added that she will 'continue to pray that everything goes forward and ends well for all.'

Roseanne was initially released in 1988 and ran for nine seasons before coming to an end in 1997. Season 10 premiered two decades later, in May 2018.