Before Quitting Roseanne, Wanda Sykes Called Trump An Orangutan
Comedian and vocal Trump critic Wanda Sykes made waves when she abruptly left her position as a consulting producer for the now-cancelled ABC show Roseanne. She left after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr made a Tweet that many perceived as racist, but that Barr denied being racist.
The Tweet was targeted at former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett that said that if “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
Barr later apologized for the Tweet, stating that the joke she made was in “bad taste.”
Despite her apologies, the damage was already done, and ABC cancelled the show. Barr had been a target of the left for some time. The television star who once ran for President in the Green party has had a radical shift politically in recent years, eventually becoming a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump.
Much of the faux outrage towards Barr came after Sykes made her decision to leave the show. But as it turns out, Sykes was likely only upset because Jarrett is a Democrat. She sure didn’t seem to have a problem with alluding towards people being apes when she called the newly elected President, Donald Trump, an orangutan.
Orangutans are a species of ape. Her statement was likely a way to attack her perceived lack of intelligence in President Trump. Barr may have had the same reasoning, but the left was too quick to jump towards the race-card like they always do.
Barr has no history of racism, and prior to supporting the President, she was viewed very positively by the left. But showing support for the President is such a toxic opinion to many, especially in Hollywood. Roseanne didn’t stand a chance against the race-baiting media lynch-mob waiting for any excuse to destroy her.