'Nakedly Racist': CNN's Jake Tapper Says Roseanne's 'Vileness' Has Been on Display for 'Years'
CNN's Jake Tapper slammed Roseanne Barr on Tuesday after her ABC sitcom was canceled following a viciously racist tweet she posted earlier in the morning. The CNN host pointed out that, despite ABC's appropriate decision to cancel her show, their decision must be viewed in light of the fact that she has spewed vile hatred on Twitter for years.
Tuesday's cancelation came after what was the final straw: a tweet targeting Valerie Jarret, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. She wrote: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."
Tapper joined those condemning the comments on his show "The Lead."
"Nakedly Islamophobic, nakedly racist, and comments that ABC called, 'abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values,'" Tapper said of the tweet. "The talent agency that represents Barr, ICM Partners, also dropped her this afternoon. Barr later deleted that tweet and wrote another trying to apologize to Valerie Jarret, but by then it was too late. The whole world had seen this nastiness. It's a vileness that Barr has been showing to the world for years on social media, one might note."
He continued: "The reboot of the '90s sitcom in which Roseanne played a Trump supporter was an instant hit earlier this year, garnering 18 million viewers in its premiere back in March, with a second season ordered just days later. It was heralded, this show, by the president of the United States who phoned Roseanne Barr to congratulate her after the premiere."
At a rally in front of his supporters, President Donald Trump said of the show, "It was about us!"
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Roseanne has been showing this kind of vileness to the world on social media for years https://t.co/FmniXrBYoY https://t.co/ajqOMEVLxF— The Lead CNN (@The Lead CNN)1527624469.0