Roseanne Barr lashed out at her sitcom son Wednesday for throwing her "under the bus" - after he "vehemently" condemned her racist tweetstorm.
Hayes on Tuesday co-moderated a town hall event on racism with fellow MSNBC star Joy Reid, who recently made headlines for claiming that homophobic posts on her pre-fame blog were planted there by diabolical hackers.
And then she sympathized with Trump, "I feel bad for POTUS - he goes thru this every single day". "She just crossed the line again".
She also retweeted a long post by Michael Fishman, who played her son, D.J. "I BLAME MYSELF OK? it's just an explanation not an excuse, Ok, bully?"
"ABC chose to cancel their highest-rated show, "Roseanne", following a tweet in which Roseanne compared an African-American woman, a former adviser to President Obama, to an ape, which did not sit well with ABC management or anyone with a brain, really", Kimmel explained. On Monday, Barr regurgitated a rumor that Clinton had married a nephew of Soros - a rumor that was popularized by actor and Trump supporter Scott Baio shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
Roseanne was an instant hit when it returned this spring after a two-decade hiatus.
Barr's tweet (which attacked Jarrett, alleging connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and mentioning Planet of the Apes) set off a firestorm that resulted in ABC pulling the plug on Barr's extremely popular rebooted sitcom, Roseanne.
People who tweeted in defence of Ms Barr say Jimmy Kimmel, an ABC late-night TV comedian, should be held to the same standards after he appeared to mock First Lady Melania Trump's Slovenian accent. Her agent dropped her, and other services pulled "Roseanne" reruns.
Jarrett on Tuesday said the episode needed to be turned "into a teaching moment". "We must stand-up against: bias, hatred, bigotry and ignorance to make society a better place for all".
Beyond costing ABC millions in ad revenue, which would possibly had been lost with advertising boycotts if they chose to move forward with season two despite her comments, her cast and crew are also losing out on what everyone hoped would be a lucrative reboot. Barr's political views caused a headache for ABC despite many crediting the 65-year-old's pro-Trump stance as the reason for the show's massive success.
"Our goal was to promote constructive discussion about the issues that divide us", said Tom Werner.