Kirsters Baish| We all saw actress/comedienne and Trump supporter, Roseanne Barr, lose her job on ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot just hours after posting a malicious tweet about former President Barack Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett. Barr stated that Jarrett looked like the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes. ABC labeled Barr as racist, and she has since been out of the spotlight.
The gist of the whole story goes back to this: There have been countless liberal Hollywood celebrities saying things about the Trump family and making threats that have gone totally unpunished. So, why is Roseanne Barr being punished to such an extreme extent for having picked on Jarrett? It’s rather extreme to fire someone based on a single social media post after all. That’s what iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld felt, at least.
The actor/comedian explained that he felt ABC firing Barr was taking it a bit too far, although he did not defend Barr for posting the tweet. He did allude to the fact that it was a form of career “suicide.”
Seinfeld sat down with Entertainment Tonight for an interview. During the interview, Seinfeld said of Barr’s tweet, “I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her. Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide? But I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push. That was fresh.”
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Seinfeld’s remarks about the firing of Roseanne Barr certainly won’t sit well with the liberal lynch mob that wanted her to receive far worse punishment than simply losing her popular show and comedic career, even as he obviously wasn’t defending what she said.
Nevertheless, his refusal to toe the progressive line that essentially called for Barr’s head on a platter — as well as the heads of any who defended her — will not do anything to endear him with the left.
Of course, Seinfeld long ago wrote off the far left as being largely humorless and tends to stay away from partisan politics with his comedy. He even avoids performing on college campuses because of the pressure to be politically correct, according to the Huffington Post.
He prefers to maintain a broad appeal to a wide variety of fans across the ideological spectrum — a sentiment some of his more hateful liberal “comedian” colleagues should adopt as their own.
Seinfeld moved to the idea of the new spinoff show that would star all of the same characters… except Roseanne, saying, “I think they should get another Roseanne.”
“They brought Dan Conner back. He was dead and they brought him back. So, why can’t we get another Roseanne?” he went on.
“There’s other funny women that could do that part. You need to get the comic in there. I hate to see a comic lose a job,” Seinfeld stated.
After talking about Roseanne and her crisis, the actor also spoke about his own show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Look for it on July 6 on Netflix. On the show, Seinfeld drives around and drinks coffee with other comics and simply conversing.
“I felt like there’s another world to being a comedian that the public never sees and it’s not on a talk show and it’s not in some of these other interview shows that are on TV,” he said of the show.
“I thought I gotta get (guest comics) out of the package, out of the wrapper and just go to a coffee shop and hang out and then you see the real person,” he went on.