Sound the triggered trumpets and fire up the activist air horns.
People on both sides of the perceived and actual racism spectrum are going to lose their minds on Thursday when actress Roseanne Barr joins Fox News’ Sean Hannity in her first TV interview since sending out a questionably racist tweet about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Hannity made the announcement towards the end of Tuesday’s edition of his primetime Fox News show, just before the network released a statement “confirming” Barr’s appearance.
“During the live interview, (Barr) will react to reports about the tweet that got her fired, along with discussion of President Donald Trump,” the statement said, according to USA Today.
Barr found herself in hot water after tweeting — she claims while on prescription sleep aide Ambien — that Jarrett looked like a cross between the “Muslim Brotherhood” and “Planet of the Apes.”
The tweet drew the ire of pretty much everyone, despite Barr’s subsequent claim that she had no idea that Jarrett was black. The fallout from the tweet resulted in Barr’s ABC show reboot “Roseanne” getting cancelled within hours of the tweet after an overwhelmingly successful first season back on the air.
Barr’s tweet was most definitely in poor taste and pretty racist, unless you go by Barr’s claim of not knowing Jarret’s racial makeup.
The interview will most certainly be highly viewed by both defenders and detractors of Barr.