Roseanne Claims Her “Planet Of The Apes” Tweet Was About Anti-Semitism

June 14, 2018 / Posted by:

Roseanne Barr tried to convince people that her racist tweet aimed at former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was the result of being hopped up on Ambien. Those that didn’t buy that excuse the first time now have another excuse to roll their eyes at. According to Roseanne, she wasn’t being racist: she was trying to shed a light on anti-semitism.

Roseanne’s tweet in question happened in response to a Twitter conversation about the Obama administration. Valerie’s name was brought up, and Roseanne referred to her using the show-cancelling description as “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Roseanne subsequently apologized, and later tried to explain, via her Ambien excuse, that she thought Valerie was of Saudi and Jewish descent. Something about the Jewish angle must have inspired her, because last night she elaborated on her theory further.

Something tells me this is definitely not the kind of 50th anniversary publicity the Planet of the Apes people would be interested in. Roseanne was born into a Jewish family, which would sort-of explain the anti-semitism angle, which she continued to double-down on the next day.

Back to her Planet of the Apes tweet. The Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling did indeed write a screenplay based on the novel by Pierre Boulle. But it’s reported that 20th Century Fox rejected most of it due to the potential cost. They only technically kept his twist ending. I suppose if I suspend belief and believe Roseanne is telling the truth, then she’d still be comparing Valerie to the apes in Planet of the Apes.

And that’s what she came up with during her time of self-reflection?

Halfway through the documentary, Roseanne probably asked, “I’m confused – where’s Charlton Heston?


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