Roseanne Barr Calls Former Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett a Mix Between ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’

IndieWire | 5/29/2018 | Staff
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Update (10:50am ET): Roseanne Barr issed the following apology in reaction to a joke she made referring to Valerie Jarrett as a mix between the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.”

Earlier: Roseanne Barr targeted former President Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett in a May 29 tweet alleging a connection between Jarrett and the Sunni Islamist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood. The comedian reacted to a post about Jarrett by referring to the former political adviser as if the “Muslim Brotherhood and ‘Planet of the Apes’ had a baby.” Barr received backlash for the comment and was accused of racism.

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Jarrett served as Obama’s senior advisor in the role of Assistant to the President for Public Liaison from January 2009-2017. Prior to serving as an advisor, Jarrett was the co-chair of...
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