Roseanne Barr's racism broke the internet this week after she compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. In case you missed it, she wrote on Twitter, Jarrett equals, “muslim brotherhood & planets of the apes had a baby.”
After insincere apologies and claiming she would go on a Twitter hiatus, which she never did, she went on a series of Tweets and one was about Jayden Rey, the nine-year-old Black actress on the reboot who played her granddaughter.
Rey played the role of Mary Conner, the daughter of Roseanne’s TV son DJ. In the original show, DJ wouldn't kiss a Black girl at his school, this would be the girl he later married and Mary is his daughter.
In a now deleted tweet, Barr "apologzied" to Rey, writing, “I think I’ll b better tomorrow. The saddest part of all is 4 Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew2 love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American. It’s the most gawd awful painful thing. I can’t let myself cave in tho.”
Girl, please. Save those white tears for Fox News. Contrary to popular belief, the Tweet about Jarrerr isn't an isolated incident from Barr. She has a long history of racism. For example, in 2013, she called Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice an ape. The woman is a racist and ABC only decided to pay attention after the outrage went viral.
A rep for Rey has not spoken out about the Roseanne controversy, but this beautiful girl was doing big things before she landed Roseanne.
She is a talented singer, dancer and actress.
Check out the video below of her singing.
Hi everyone! I saw a video posted by @theshaderoom of @tayneely95 singing this song written and produced by @alpiano81_alphaeus. Although I am only 9 yrs old, I've learned at a very early age that things will work in my favor but I just have to believe! When I got to California I didn't book any auditions for 8 months. That can be very discouraging but I didn't stop praying and I didn't stop believing. I stayed the course! One day I had a callback for the iconic @roseanneonabc show as Mary Conner. I had 3 more callbacks and my final one I was told I got the job on the spot. Imagine if I gave up after 8 months of auditions and not booking one single thing. Now I am excited about our second season! Your situation may be different. However, whatever your circumstances are I want you to know that THINGS WILL WORK IN YOUR FAVOR, YOU JUST GOTTA BELIEVE! . . . . #theshaderoom #nytola #actor #singer #song #dancer #believer #childofgod #roseanneabc #blessed #believe #encouragement #humble #grateful #positivevibes