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The Despicable Roseanne Barr and Why She Blocked Me on Twitter

Submitted by Robin Messing on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 8:38pm

Roseanne Barr is a despicable human being. She is an unapologetic Trumpanzee who seems to believe that Israel can do no wrong, no matter how brutally it treats Palestinians. She has posted virulently Islamphobic and anti-Palestinian tweets in the past, though one of her recent television shows hinted that that she may have somewhat modified her extremist views. However, those expecting Barr to be a decent human being based on that show were shocked when she showed her true racism by tweeting that Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama who is Black, was the love child between the Muslim Brotherhood and an ape from the Planet of the Apes. 

One despicable smear in one day was not enough for Roseanne. She then libeled George Soros by tweeting that he was a Nazi who helped murder Jews during World War II.  This heinous lie would cause revulsion in any decent person, so naturally Donald Trump Jr. retweeted it.




Fortunately, ABC responded quickly to her outrageous tweets by canceling her show and her agent, ICM Partners, dropped her as a client.  But this is not the first time Roseanne has acted despicably.  Roseanne blocked me on Twitter in 2015 when I called her out for another outrageous tweet.



Why Roseanne Blocked Me On Twitter




On February 10, 2015 after two Jewish groups were targeted with hate crimes at UC Davis and after UC Davis students voted to join the BDS movement, Roseanne Barr tweeted "I hope all the jews leave UC Davis & then it gets nuked!" She deleted the tweet, but you can see reports about it here and here and here.

The next day she tweeted her (rightful) shock and disgust at the shooting of three Muslims at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I noticed the discrepancy of the tweets and gently prodded her about the inconsistency in her logic. I used Advance Twitter Search to try to reconstruct the exchange between Roseanne and myself, but unfortunately this search engine could only find one tweet of hers during 2015. 








Because all but one of her tweets from 2015 are no longer available, I can only reconstruct my exchange with her based on my tweets to her, my memory, and on a note that I made to myself before her tweets disappeared.  These are the two tweets that I sent to Roseanne before she blocked me. I used Advanced Twitter Search and verified that they are the only two tweets that I made to her.





Roseanne responded to this tweet and I replied to her about 12 hours after my first tweet.





Apparently, her first tweet expressed shock about the Chapel Hill bombing and expressed the sentiment that we should all get along peacefully. After my first tweet noting the contrast between the desire for peaceful coexistence with Muslims that she expressed in her tweet about the Chapel Hill murders and her tweet that advocated nuking UC Davis students, she must have responded to me by saying "Hate needs 2 b dissipated".  I then responded to her asking her how she would protect innocent bystanders from nuclear fallout. Then she blocked me. I don't think she blocked only me though. I distinctly remember she tweeted that she was blocking many people after she received backlash from her tweet suggesting that UC Davis students should be nuked. Never let it be said that Roseanne a source one should turn to for thoughtful commentary and logical consistency.


There is one other incident involving Roseanne worth mentioning now that Donald Trump has called on the NFL to fire football players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem. Trump hates these players so much that he has even suggested that be deported.  Yet Trump didn't seem to hold the fact that Roseanne Barr spat on the ground after she butchered the National Anthem in 1990 against her when he praised her television show and its high ratings. To be fair to Roseanne, the Star Spangled Banner is an almost impossible song to sing and I couldn't sing it much better than she did. But spitting on the ground immediately after her debacle showed nothing but contempt for the flag.