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Roseanne Barr Has Some Words For 9-Year-Old Black Co-Star On Her Show Amid Racism Scandal

Roseanne Barr still isn’t finished.

She is apparently currently bouncing back and forth between pinning the blame for her recent racist tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarret—she had “joked” that the woman was the product of "Muslim Brotherhood" and "Planet of the Apes”—on others, including Ambien and attempting to “prove” she isn’t a bigot (except she is). 

Right now, she is boo-hooing all over the place, since her little quip led to ABC pulling the plug on the Roseanne reboot.

Now, she has set her sights on Jayden Rey, the nine-year-old Black actress who played her granddaughter, Mary Conner, in the show. 

Yikes.

In a since-deleted tweet, Roseanne brought up Jayden for some reason, writing, “I think I’ll b better tomorrow. The saddest part of all is 4 Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew2 love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American. It’s the most gawd awful painful thing. I can’t let myself cave in tho.”


Calm down. Just to be clear, she has a long history of horrific viewpoints. She even once called Susan Rice an ape in 2013, so this type of thing is far from new.


While Jayden’s rep has not addressed all this, the talented little star has been impressing the industry for quite some time. Listen to her sing! 

Hi everyone! I saw a video posted by @theshaderoom of @tayneely95 singing this song written and produced by @alpiano81_alphaeus. Although I am only 9 yrs old, I've learned at a very early age that things will work in my favor but I just have to believe! When I got to California I didn't book any auditions for 8 months. That can be very discouraging but I didn't stop praying and I didn't stop believing. I stayed the course! One day I had a callback for the iconic @roseanneonabc show as Mary Conner. I had 3 more callbacks and my final one I was told I got the job on the spot. Imagine if I gave up after 8 months of auditions and not booking one single thing. Now I am excited about our second season! Your situation may be different. However, whatever your circumstances are I want you to know that THINGS WILL WORK IN YOUR FAVOR, YOU JUST GOTTA BELIEVE! . . . . #theshaderoom #nytola #actor #singer #song #dancer #believer #childofgod #roseanneabc #blessed #believe #encouragement #humble #grateful #positivevibes

Aw. 

Anyway, Roseanne is really full of it, isn’t she?

She previously reposted a theory that claims that former FLOTUS Michelle Obama is the one who ended up having the show’s reboot axed;  “BREAKING: According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show. Michelle Obama was reportedly enraged and insisted an apology was inadequate……developing.”

The internet then went to work and started dragging Roseanne for dragging Michelle Obama into her messy racism drama and show cancellation.


As mentioned, she tried to pin the blame of her racist rant on sleeping drug Ambien. Sanofi US, creator of Ambien, quickly popped online to shut this down though.



“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”


What do you made of Roseanne's comments to her Jayden Rey?

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