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Michelle Wolf Says What We're All Thinking: 'Roseanne' Shouldn't Have Been Revived In The First Place

'Kudos to ABC,' the comedienne said. 'It takes a lot of courage to fire someone after they’ve been openly racist for the thousandth time.'

Michelle Wolf Says What We're All Thinking: 'Roseanne' Shouldn't Have Been Revived In The First Place

ABC's Roseanne has been canceled due to its lead actress's bad behavior, but many TV lovers agree it shouldn't have been revived to begin with. The racist tweet Roseanne Barr shared about former senior Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was far from the first problematic thing the actress has said or done throughout her career. As an avid Trump supporter, Barr regularly retweeted fake news about the president and his regime. As recently as February of this year, Barr retweeted a picture of a Parkland High School shooting survivor and wrote the caption "NAZI SALUTE." After the show was axed, several outlets rediscovered violent and islamophobic tweets she'd posted as far back as 2013. The list goes on and on. So, when comedienne Michelle Wolf recently criticized ABC for reviving Roseanne at all, she really said what we've all been thinking.

"It's not a joke, it's barely a tweet," Wolf said during a new episode on her Netflix show, The Break. "Her excuse for tweeting it was bad. You got to get better at one of those, Roseanne. Like, here’s a better excuse for you. Next time just say the tweet was an accident because you’re not a human; you’re one of those cats you buy in Chinatown that has an arm that goes [up and down repeatedly]. And you just hit the keyboard a couple of times by accident."

"Everyone's been saying it's so brave of ABC to cancel their hit show," she continued, "but the bold move was actually putting this lady Hitler chef back on the air in the first place. So kudos to ABC, it takes a lot of courage to fire someone after they've been openly racist for the thousandth time."


Wolf also tackled the notion that Barr is being treated unfairly because comedienne Samantha Bee hasn't been fired for making a bad joke about Ivanka Trump.

"People keep saying that Roseanne is being held to a double standard because she got fired for her tweet while despicable people like Bill Maher and Sam Bee and me get away with making 'offensive jokes' all the time," she said.

"You're right. It is a double standard," Wolf continued. "So let's even the playing field. How about we enslave all white people for a couple hundred years and even after they're not slaves anymore, still hold them down in society, devalue their existence by comparing them to animals, never apologize, never really make it right, and then after that there will be no more double standards and everyone will get fired for everything they say."

Watch the segment below, and catch the full episode on Sunday, June 3.

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