Rosanne Barr is either having a serious bout of remorse after the supposedly Ambien-inspired racist tweet that brought her career resurgence tumbling down so quickly or her meds are finally kicking in.
The comedic actress’ self-inflicted fall from grace came with a tweet that compared former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to the offspring of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes,” but was compounded by her insatiable habit of tweeting and re-tweeting conspiracy theories found on right-wing hate mills, including parroting alt-right attacks on progressive financier and philanthropist George Soros, seen as the font of all evil in conservative media.
In a series of now deleted tweets, Barr accused Soros of trying to overthrow the U.S. Government and of being a Nazi.
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Sorry to have tweeted incorrect info about you!I Please forgive me! By the way, George Soros is a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth-were you aware of that? But, we all make mistakes, right Chelsea?
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
While Bill Maher may excuse his old friend Roseanne for her erratic behavior because of her legitimately diagnosed mental illness issues, the actress’ celebrity magnifies the racist views she forwards without any footnotes discounting the messenger as certifiably insane.
Today, the beleaguered comedian seems to be speaking through one of the more reasonable personas that her supposed multiple personality disorder displays. She rescinded her attacks on Soros in a new tweet and apologized for spreading falsehoods about the liberal philanthropist.
I apologize sincerely to @georgesoros. His family was persecuted by The Nazis & survived The Holocaust only because of the strength & resourcefulness of his father. Learn more of the truth about this at https://t.co/8gJ3xZpzNC
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 11, 2018
Hopefully, the tweet and its accompanying link to the website for Soros’ charitable foundation is the first sign of mental recovery for Roseanne Barr. Let’s hope that some of the same people who cheered Roseanne on as she was spreading racist conspiracy theories will read this tweet and realize how foolishly misguided and deceived they have been. One can only hope.
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