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‘Roseanne’ star Sandra Bernhard has harsh words for Barr after racist remarks

Sandra Bernhard had some harsh words for Roseanne Barr after her show’s cancellation.

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With the world still reeling from the sudden cancellation of ABC’s “Roseanne,” one of his stars, Sandra Bernhard, is the opening up of the cancellation as well as the person she blames.

As previously reported, ABC pulled the plug on “Roseanne” after the title and the star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted a racist statement refers to the former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman born in Iran, “Muslim brotherhood & the planet of the apes had a baby.”

In the wake of the cancellation, Bernhard was the last part of the cast to judge Barr’s words, despite the fact that a long time employee of the comedian. For those not familiar, Bernhard played Nancy Bartlett on the original run of the show and in one episode of a revival.

“I’m just sitting on a bit of a internal volcano now, I have to be honest with you, because I just saw a tweet that Roseanne put on Valerie Jarrett,” Bernhard said, “Sandyland,” her SiriusXM radio show. “It was an incredibly racist statement.”

“I’m really trying to breathe through it and stay in that “dedicated to the one I love’ mentality, but I have to be honest with you — I’m kind of hitting a wall with this. A little disappointed to be. A bit of had it,” she continued.

She went on to complain how someone as smart as she believes Barr to be able to go on the road of racism in the way they did that.

“I don’t understand how someone as smart as Roseanne is so far, so deep across the line. I don’t understand. I don’t care if you’re ultra-conservative or uber left, you know. I mean, it’s just like… racism. Really? Is that what we have all been baptized in? Right on the edge of the Memorial Day weekend?”

Bernhard saw that they had no contact with Barr in a while. Her comments on her radio show were not her first response to the question of “Roseanne” cancellation. They responded on Twitter to a fan who was sad that her character will not be seen on TV more.

well, there is only one person to blame. https://t.co/q0nq72089h

— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) 29 May 2018

“Well, there’s only one person to blame,” she said.

You can listen to Bernhard’s full remarks below.

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