While in attendance at the 2018 BET Awards, Jason Mitchell of Straight Outta Compton expressed his support towards Roseanne Barr following her racist tweet scandal. Here’s what he had to say!
‘I think it is tough that society has come to a place where like, we cannot even take a joke anymore, you know what I mean? I grew up on Roseanne, and I do not see no wrong on Roseanne,’ he told ET on the red carpet.
‘I want us to all get along, you know what I mean? I think we should all be able to coexist and in the meantime, I’ll be able to joke about it because it’s funny,’ he added.
As you may already be aware, the woman got a lot of backlash after she tweeted about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, saying she is like a combination of Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.
Immediately after the drama started, her show, Roseanne got canceled.
The actress defended herself many times, each time finding another excuse for her behavior.
‘I’m not a racist, I never was and I never will be. One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER be taken from me,’ she shared.
Today, she also called into the Rabbi Shmuley Boteach podcast and she got emotional as she talked about the scandal.
‘God, it’s really hard to say all of this. I did not mean what they think I meant, and that is what’s so painful. But I have to face that this hurt people – and when you hurt people, even unwillingly, there is no excuse, so I do not want to blabber off on excuses. I apologize to anyone who felt offended and thought I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean to my own ignorance,’ she said through tears.