Roseanne’s Hysterical Rant About Valerie Jarrett Is Cringeworthy

Roseanne Barr cant get out of her own way. Almost two months after posting a racist tweet in which she compared former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to a Planet of the Apes character, the disgraced and unemployed comedian licked more shots at Jarrett instead of sounding apologetic, during a bizarre YouTube video posted Thursday. 

Barr was smoking a cigarette and looked flustered and under the influence of several ambients as she fussed with her microphone and hair in the video titled “Roseanne explains the Valerie Jarrett tweet.” 

It remains unclear if the video was meant to be a comedic bit or a serious attempt at clarifying the remark that swiftly resulted in Barr’s rebooted Roseanne sitcom getting canceled and the actress being ousted from the spin-off created in the wake of the controversy.

Roseanne explains the Valerie Jarrett tweet.

Roseanne, like always, cuts through the bullshit and gets the heart of the matter.

If it was supposed to be comedy, it was another attempt at humor that fell short. It seems that Roseanna has lost the magic touch and her comedy is missing the mark these days.  

Or maybe she really did think Jarrett was white ? Either way, Roseanne looks like shes been to hell and back since her subsequent firing. In her only interview since the incident, Barr told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on his podcast that she’s already “been offered so many things and I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it.” 

I would caution any network or corporation planning to do business with a woman that looks like shes higher than a 20,000-foot skyscraper and unfit to work professionally. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.