Comedian Roseanne Barr recently appeared on the “Entertainment Weekly” podcast hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, where she once again lamented that “apologizing to the Left” may have been a big mistake.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tweeted out just before his interview with the legendary comedian.
“My friend Roseanne Barr is in amazing form and a highly revelatory mood as she joins me to discuss the weekly Torah reading and the Promised Land. Ki Tavo. Listen to an incredible discussion and interview!!”
— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) September 2, 2018
Out of the box, the interview immediately began with what most conservatives already know.
Rabbi Shmuley, “They said, ‘you made a fatal mistake … apologizing to the Left.”
Barr’s responded: “My friends told me in the beginning, they said, ‘Oh my God, you’ve made a fatal mistake, and it’s all over YouTube, a lot of people are saying it, they said, ‘You made a fatal mistake… apologizing to the Left.’ Once you apologize to them they never forgive, they just try to beat you down until you don’t exist. That’s how they do things. They don’t accept apologies.”
Barr later explained that many on the left demanding she apologize for her tweet regarding former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett were “a little bit ill-informed about me.”
No doubt what Barr tweeted out in the wee hours of the morning likening the former advisor to former President Obama to an “ape” was indeed a racist and stupid tweet – and she should have been rightly condemned for it. However, losing your livelihood while others are applauded for actually threatening the life of the president simply illustrates the pervasive double-standard that exists.
Barr didn’t invent the over-the-top discourse and defamatory dialogue. Least we forget aging actor Robert DeNiro’s unhinged video rants and his recent profanity-laced tirade against President Trump during the politically charged Tony Awards. He earned a standing ovation from perhaps the same individuals now condemning Barr.
The classless over-the-hill actor, perhaps thinking he’s Jimmy Conway in the 1990 film “Goodfellas,” began his shameful performance by snarling into the microphone: “I’m gonna say one thing: F— Trump!” he stated, as he clenched his two fists in the air, leaving panic-stricken broadcast censors trying bleep out the remarks. “It’s no longer down with Trump, its f— Trump!”
There are countless other so-called entertainers. However, DeNiro is perhaps the most famous and emotionally unhinged. His career hasn’t apparently suffered in Hollywood, although he’s no longer choosy regarding the parts he plays – and it shows within his performances.
Barr announced during the interview she’s moving to Israel when ABC launches their new sitcom minus their star titled “The Connors,” stating “I’m staying away from it”!
Adding, “I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there, and that’s where I’m going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers. I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go,” she said, adding, “It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”
When asked about the new show and how she feels about it, Barr acknowledged, “I’m not going to curse it or bless it. I’m staying neutral. That’s what I do. I’m staying neutral. I’m staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone, and I don’t wish good for my enemies. I don’t. I can’t. I just stay neutral. That’s what I gotta do. I have some mental health issues of depression and stuff. I got to stay in the middle, or I’ll go dark, and I don’t want to go dark again. I’ve done it. After all, I was married to Tom Arnold.”
Hopefully, Barr can take some sort of comfort in knowing she has millions of fans in America who support her and wish her the best. Hopefully, she’ll continue at some point performing again…she’s a talented and funny lady who deserves a second chance. As for ABC’s new sitcom “thanks” but “no thanks.”