The Emmys turned very political on Monday night and used that platform to attack Roseanne. Surprisingly the hosts did not attack the president, which comes as a little bit of a surprise.
According to Town Hall:
Last year it was Harvey Weinstein. This year, Roseanne Barr is the target of the award show season. Several presenters poked fun at the disgraced comedian onstage at the Emmy Awards Monday night. Barr fell from grace earlier this year for sending an inappropriate and racially charged tweet about Valerie Jarrett, former adviser to President Obama. It came at a terrible time. Barr had been enjoying her show’s reboot success, which was bringing in some serious ratings for ABC. But she was fired by the network after the now infamous tweet.
Hollywood readied its punchlines. Emmy hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, who are normally behind the Weekend Update desk every weekend on “Saturday Night Live,” got the ball rolling.
“‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ was canceled by Fox and picked up by NBC,” Jost noted. “‘Last Man Standing’ was canceled by ABC, but picked up by Fox. ‘Roseanne’ was canceled by herself, but picked up by white nationalists.”
Although Roseanne was canceled, ABC is moving forward with the spinoff series The Conners. On Monday, Barr revealed that her character is going to be killed off of the series by an opioid overdose.
Barr has apologized for the Tweet that got her fired and claims that it was taken completely out of context.