Valerie Jarrett let the world know that she is not giving Roseanne Barr a thought after the comedian called the former White House advisor an “ape.” Barr later had her ABC Roseanne reboot canceled.
Jarret addressed Barr’s attack against her on Wednesday while appearing on The View.
“If one of you said something like that about me, that might hurt my feelings,” Jarrett joked with hosts of The View. But she also insisted that “this isn’t what keeps me up at night.”
She continued: “What keeps me up at night are those families being separated at the border. Or our children who go to school worrying about whether or not they’re going to be safe and the parents dropping them off. These are the things that keep me up at night. Not a racist tweet.”
In a now-deleted tweet, Barr said Jarrett looked as if the “Muslim Brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”
The comedian, who has since been fired from her show, issued an apology once her horrible comments began spreading across social media.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” she tweeted. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.“
But Barr put her foot in her mouth again last week in a bizarre YouTube video, in which she claims that she thought Jarrett was white.
“I thought the bitch was White!” she said in the video. “Goddamnit, I thought the bitch was White. F—!”
As for Jarrett, she couldn’t help but be a just a little petty during her interview with The View. When asked how she would respond to the bizarre video, Jarrett simply smiled and asked, “Roseanne who?”