"If Roseanne can be kicked off her show for comments she made on Twitter. Then the cast of the View should be FIRED!!" a fan wrote.
Fans rallied behind Roseanne Barr Thursday after she shared a rage-filled video of her screaming about Valerie Jarrett.
While many found the Youtube video disturbing and an even further backslide in the star's rapidly eroding public image, a great deal of "Roseanne" fans took to Twitter in support of Barr and slammed the show's former network ABC. Many cited an incident from Thursday morning, which they felt illustrated the network's liberal bias.
Thursday on "The View," co-host Whoopi Goldberg got into a heated argument with Fox News' judge Jeanine Pirro after she accused Goldberg of having "Trump derangement syndrome." The talk show host threw Pirro off the set and said "I'm done."
Some of Barr's fans believed that since ABC fired the actress and cancelled her show, they needed to give Goldberg the same treatment.
Warning: Video Below Contains Graphic Language
Meanwhile, the video that sparked the debate seems to affirm the disgraced TV star is tired of apologizing for a racist tweet that compared former Obama adviser Jarrett, who is African American, to "Planet of the Apes." The tweet had severe repercussions, resulting in the cancellation of Barr's highly successful reboot of her 1990s show and wide-spread criticism.
Now, in a video produced by her son Jake, the comedian once again defends herself, claiming she did not know Jarrett was black. "I'm trying to talk about Iran," Barr screamed. "I’m trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett about the Iran deal. That's what my tweet was about." She then begins to rage, letting out a primal scream, as she yells: "I thought the bitch was white! Goddamnit, I thought the bitch was white. F—k!"
Thursday's video comes after Roseanne backed out of a TV interview due to lack of control over the message.
The former "Roseanne" star, who returned to television to incredible ratings before she singlehandedly got the revived sitcom cancelled, said that a TV interview would be "too stressful and untrustworthy for me and my fans."
Over a week ago she let fans know, "I'm going to film it myself and post it on my YouTube channel"
"The entire explanation of what happened and why! I love you all -- sign up and get ready," she tweeted.
Read on below to see how some of Barr's fans were reacting to the new video -- be warned there are plenty of conspiracy theories and discriminatory opinions.
So the hard right is mad at @WhoopiGoldberg for her confrontation with @JudgeJeanine Pirro. Give me a break. Pirro has said utterly nonsensical and crazy stuff on her TV show, and now she’s the victim? Oh, please. We all know she cam me to @TheView stoked for a fight. NEXT!— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 20, 2018
If Roseanne can be kicked off her show for comments she made on Twitter. Then the cast of the View should be FIRED!! 😤— Beth Cesnick (@BCesnick) July 20, 2018
Not to mention the F-you's up in Jeanine's face backstage. Apparently this behavior is A-okay ......unless you are @therealroseanne ... Whoopie is disgusting and makes Roseanne look angelic! @ABCNetwork I guess you are feeling like this is a proud moment...wow - another new low.— TLC (@tlc1418a) July 20, 2018
ABC network is controlled at the top by a very militant/racist CEO. She is very close friends with Michelle Obama, who together, destroyed Roseanne. This latest hit job was a set up from the beginning, Judge Jeanine should’ve never accepted this invite. ABC is out of control!!— James (@Jameswinecellar) July 20, 2018
@ABCNetwork @WhoopiGoldberg @TheView @therealroseanne will ABC go after the vile & disgusting whoopie like they did to Roseanne? @JudgeJeanine was an invited guest to promote her new book and was treated like crap, it was shameful #TrumpDerangementSyndrome at the highest level— Dkmouse (@DDkmouse) July 20, 2018
Judge Jeanine was shouted down on the same network that fired and took away Roseanne’s program. Common denominator is political opinion. This is not how this is supposed to work in the USA.— Marilyn Long (@mlong42947) July 20, 2018
Valerie Jarrett is racially ambiguous. I'm black and didn't know she was black. Roseanne Barr and Paula Dean have been treated unfairly.— @Cuse_17 (@Soren_Taylor) July 20, 2018
ABC couldn't wait to fire Roseanne over her misguided words. Let's see what @ABCNetwork does about a host yelling & physically confronting a Conservative woman who was invited as a guest on their show. #TheTolerantOnes— kcimary (@kcimary) July 20, 2018