Photo that should’ve ended Roseanne’s career
ROSEANNE has been cancelled in a shocking move by US network ABC that comes on the heels of the comedian making a racist remark about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
The show had sky-high ratings but the network gave it the boot after Roseanne Barr's tweet offended and drew a lot backlash.
Barr called Jarrett, an African American woman, "planet of the apes" in a shocking tweet she's since described as a "bad joke."
"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC president Channing Dungey said in a statement.
But Barr isn't a stranger to making headlines with her bizarre, offensive outbursts. She even has form with this particular insult: Five years ago, she called then-US National Security Advisor Susanne Rice, another African American woman, a "man with big swinging ape balls":
Here are just some of the most controversial and shocking moments of her career:
Posing as Adolf Hitler for Heeb magazine in 2009
In a photo-shoot where Roseanne claimed she "Couldn't wait to breed with non-Jewish people," she created outrage when she dressed as Adolf Hitler and posed while eating and baking burnt "Jew cookies," fresh from an oven. The bizarre moment stirred up accusations that she was a racist, although the publisher defended her, stating: "Heeb is a satirical Jewish culture magazine that interrogates stereotypes and ideas (hopefully in creative ways) that many hold sacred in order to represent the complex and nuanced perspectives that many Jews have about their identities."
Claiming to be an incest survivor to People in 1991
While standing in front of a large audience at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Denver, Barr made a very and shocking revelation by telling the group of 1,000 people, "My name is Roseanne, and I am an incest survivor." Roseanne claimed that she had been sexually abused during her childhood in Salt Lake City. She walked back the statements and told Oprah that she regretted her comments. "The drugs and the combination of drugs that I was given, which were some strong, strong drugs, I totally lost touch with reality in a big, big way."
Publishing a bloody photo of herself as Bill Cosby faced sexual assault charges
In 2014 Roseanne posted picture of her swollen and bloodied face on Twitter with the caption, "Got in a tussle w bill cosby. U shoyld (sic) see that mfer." She quickly deleted the tweet and admitted that she, "Joked about tussling cosby," and her apparent injuries were due to a, "chemical peel to look more sexier."
Screeching through National Anthem during 1990 Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres game
Roseanne caught backlash in 1990 when she belted out a less-than-stellar rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner while grabbing her crotch in an attempt that was deemed one of Billboard's "10 Worst National Anthem Performances Ever." In her attempt at integrating humour into the performance, Barr received criticism from many who believed she was ridiculing of the game of baseball.
Tweeting George Zimmerman's parents' address and phone number
The comedian tweeted the address and phone number of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman's parents and received an intense social media reaction from users claiming that doing so was an invasion of privacy. She defended herself saying, "But vigilante-ism is what killed Trayvon. I don't support that." Roseanne was later sued by the parents of Zimmerman in a suit that was eventually thrown out in July 2015.
This story originally appeared on Fox News and is republished here with permission.