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Roseanne Breaks Twitter Silence – Is Under Fire For A New, Controversial Retweet

Roseanne Barr’s Twitter account is back in the spotlight after her most recent return to that social platform. What she did this time is causing a stir!

Just a week after having her show canceled for a mean tweet about former Obama White House official Valerie Jarrett, she posted this a few days ago:

But just minutes after tweeting she’s trying to make up for the pain she had caused for the staff and crew of the ‘Roseanne’ show, she’s back in hot water.

A fan and follower responded with a Tweet that said, “You didn’t cause any pain. Those people always hated you. Valerie Jarrett wants Israelis and Jews chased into the sea, and she’ll celebrate.”

Roseanne, who is Jewish, is now under fire for retweeting that comment. Here is a screenshot:

Barr, who compared Jarrett (an African American) to an ape on Twitter last month, was raised Jewish and has said in interviews that she felt like Israel was home.

For the short-lived reboot of ‘Roseanne,’ Barr served as the executive producer and star on a show which received extraordinary ratings. The original run came to an end in May 1997. (RELATED: Plans Are Being Made to Bring ‘Roseanne’ Back to TV, With One Huge Catch).

Now, serious rumors are growing that a spin-off show focusing on Barr’s television daughter Darlene, who is portrayed by Sara Gilbert. Gilbert has said in interviews that she’s disappointed with how ‘Roseanne’ ended but she supports ABC’s quick decision to cancel the program. Gilbert opined that ‘Roseanne’ “has always been about diversity, love, and inclusion.”

Why did Roseanne apologize and then re-tweet that? She’s controversial, but an intelligent actress and producer who had to have known the immediate response she would receive.

What do you think about Roseanne Barr’s retweet? Please leave us a comment (below) and tell us.

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