Roseanne Barr, whose wholly unnecessary Roseanne revival was thankfully canceled last month, has praised Kanye West's eighth solo album Ye as "the greatest thing ever."
In a series of tweets late Wednesday, several of which have since been removed, Barr thanked fans for praying and whatnot following ABC's Roseanne chop. "I've been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood," Barr said. "Needless2 say I'm NOT what people have accused me of! I’ve never practiced 'RACISM' in my entire life & never will." Barr went on to mention a Malcolm X documentary by Thomas Muhammad, with whom she worked on her presidential campaign back in 2012. Muhammad, Barr added, has agreed to speak on Barr's behalf because he "knows the work" Barr says she's done for civil rights.
Barr seems to have found strength in Ye, as well. "MUCH LOVE 2 U all-thanks for helping and praying for me! It worked! Listen to @kanyewest new album about mental illness, it's the greatest thing ever," she said, according to Deadline.
Barr also addressed the tweet that ultimately resulted in ABC ditching Roseanne. In the widely trashed tweet last month, Barr said Obama-era White House advisor Valerie Jarrett was a combination of "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes." Now, Barr is claiming the tweet was an attempt at making a statement on anti-Semitism.
This new framing has already been called into question for a variety of reasons, including the fact Serling's script for the 1968 film was actually based on a 1963 novel by French writer Pierre Boulle.