Dictionary.com Fact-Checks News Reports Downplaying Roseanne's 'Bizarre' Rant: The Word You're Looking for Is 'Racist'


On Tuesday, ABC’s "Roseanne" star Roseanne Barr tweeted a bigoted attack on Obama-aide Valerie Jarrett before deleting the tweet and leaving Twitter.

Barr originally wrote, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans," Barr wrote after an immediate backlash. "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."

No one was impressed by the apology for only the latest in a long line of online bigotry, especially the folks over at Dictionary.com.

After CNNMoney called Barr’s tweet “bizarre,” the grammar giant tweeted back with a blunt description of its own.

“Bizarre is one word to describe Roseanne's comments about Valerie Jarrett," the official account for Dictionary.com wrote. "[O]r you could use this one: dictionary.com/browse/racist."

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