As you may already know by now, Roseanne will be no more! The show was canceled following the huge scandal involving its star.
Now, the victim of Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, Valerie Jarrett is opening up about it.
The businesswoman who is also known for working as former president Barack Obama’s adviser at the White House was confirmed to appear on MSNBC where she discusses Everyday Racism in America.
It was the Twitter account for The 11th Hour With Brian Williams that shared the news and the tweet also included a vid of Jarrett addressing Roseanne’s scandalous post.
‘Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby=vj,’ the now deleted post read.
As you may be aware, Jarret was born in Iran and is also black.
In the sneak peek clip from her town hall discussion with hosts Joy Reid and Chris Hayes, Valerie says: ‘Tone does start at the top, and we love to look up to the president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country. But I also think that every citizen has a responsibility too. And it is up to all of us to push back – our government’s only going to be just as good as we make it be. People on the inside have to push hard, and people on the outside have to listen.’
MSNBC stated that the town hall hopes to ‘open a national dialogue’ by talking about the ‘racial bias in society and what can be done to effect change.’
You can also join the discussion on Twitter by using the hashtag #EverydayRacism.’
BREAKING: @ValerieJarrett responds to Roseanne Barr's tweet. See more tonight at 9PM ET as @chrislhayes & @JoyAnnReid host @MSNBC’s town hall tonight to discuss #EverydayRacism in America. pic.twitter.com/8rQqnKX8fU
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) May 29, 2018
After Roseanne was canceled, the 65-year-old actress apologized to Jarret and ‘all Americans’ and announced she would delete her social media.
‘I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter. I am truly sorry for making such a bad joke about her politics and looks. I should have known better. Forgive me – my joke was in bad taste.’