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."
Bizarre is one word to describe Roseanne's comments about Valerie Jarrett, or you could use this one:… https://t.co/TJBba3yzgi— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com)1527608889.0