The actress’ revived TV series Roseanne was axed by ABC network executives in late May (18) after she was accused of being racist for describing Valerie, an adviser to former U.S. President Barack Obama, as the result of the “Muslim brotherhood” and “planet of the apes having a baby” on Twitter.
At the start of July she told her fans she would be sitting down for a tell-all televised interview about the controversy, but then changed her mind, saying she would record her own and post it to her YouTube channel.
However, a video titled “Roseanne explains the Valerie Jarrett tweet” was uploaded to the channel on Thursday night (19Jul18), and showed the actress listening to the interviewer, reportedly her 40-year-old son Jake, who is off-camera, explaining how he wants her explanation video to look – a polished address done in a single take, much like a presidential apology video.
As Jake is talking, explaining why a recording cut together from different takes in which Roseanne is wearing different clothes would not work, the 65-year-old, who is smoking a cigarette, is visibly agitated and stressed, repeatedly sighing, holding her head in her hands and pulling at her hair, messing it up to give her a disheveled appearance.
“I’m trying to talk about Iran! I’m trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett about the Iran deal,” she yells, to which Jake replies by saying he is aware, because she’s said so “300 times”.
She then sighs and exclaims, “That’s what my tweet was about!” and he says again that she’s “explained this literally 300 times”.
Then, in a guttural scream, Roseanne roars: “I thought the b**ch was white! Goddammit! I thought the b**ch was white! F**k!”
The video concludes with her taking a drag on her cigarette as people off-camera laugh.
– Cover Media0