Roseanne Barr is still engulfed in the flames of the racism row, which saw her axed from her own show.
However, the shamed actress – who branded Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett an ape – a has found an unlikely ally in none other than Mo’Nique.
During an interview on KTLA this week, the star – who made headlines earlier this year after calling for a boycott of Netflix – branded Barr her “sister in comedy” and urged the masses to not “throw her away.”
Explaining her stance, Mo, said:
“We’ve all said and done things baby that we wish we could take back and swallow and say, ‘Oh.’ But when you’re in the public eye, you can’t and it’s out there. But to put the title of ‘racist’ on her…”
She expanded on the root of her support, saying:
“I remember when I had The Mo’Nique Show and there were big, major black superstar talent that had white representatives and they told their talent, ‘That show is too black and we really don’t want you to go on there. But there was a white woman named Roseanne Barr that showed up for me.
The Oscar winner went on to share advice Barr gave her:
“[She said] ‘Mo’Nique, I’m gonna tell you right now, baby, they’re gonna consider you ‘difficult.’ They’re gonna call you the B-word because you’re a woman who won’t lay down and take that foolishness.’”
Why and how does she consistently find herself on the wrong side of the equation that’s hardest to defend?
Sure, we get the point of “second chances,” but on what planet does Roseanne’s kind words “once upon a time in 99” negate the toxic talk she’s spewing in the here and now? Racial sensitivity isn’t a switch that’s allowed to be turned on and off at one’s will.
From where we’re sitting, we suspect Mo’Nique gets that and is simply jumping on this hot topic to pivot the conversation back in the direction of her on-going dramas and using Roseanne’s support from way back when as a means of doing so.
Ridiculous all round.