Michael B. Jordan savagely calls out Roseanne Barr at the MTV Awards
Up until a matter of weeks ago, Roseanne Barr was best known for being a hit sitcom actress. These days, however, she's famed worldwide for spewing "repugnant" content on social media.
In a since-deleted tweet, Barr made vicious comments about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, comparing her to the "Muslim Brotherhood" and "Planet of the Apes" (which, when directed at a black woman born in Iran, did not look good). The actress later attempted to claim that she hadn't intended to be racist, and that her tweet was merely "insensitive" - but the damage was done.
"Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.
And that was just the beginning of the criticism.
The first major call-outs Barr received came from her former co-stars, with Michael Fishman - her on-screen son - posting a long statement about why he felt let down by the actress.
"My character was designed to represent the inclusive nature of my views," he said. "To represent portions of society often marginalized. In this moment it is important to be clear. We must stand up against bias, hatred, bigotry and ignorance to make society a better place for all."
Barr fought back against her critics for a while, but hasn't really said much else since she apologised for calling George Soros a Nazi last week.
After what Michael B Jordan said about her at the MTV Awards last night, though, she might be hopping back onto Twitter to fire off some scathing comments very soon.
Jordan won the award for Best Villain at the awards ceremony after his excellent performance in Black Panther, and decided to throw a little shade at Barr during his acceptance speech.
"I'm shocked that I won this award for Best Villan," he started by saying. "I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag, you know?"
He then went on to say: "No, in all seriousness, I want to thank all the fans that came out to support this movie. It took a lot to get into this character, so I'm just glad that you guys enjoyed the role as much as I did playing Killmonger."
His initial comments were what really attracted attention, though, and Twitter was awash with fans who somehow now love him even more after the brutal roast.
As villainous as she may be, though, Barr is apparently considering severing all financial ties with her show so that her former coworkers can still go on to have careers in a spin-off.
According to Page Six, a source close to the comic said:
"Roseanne feels so bad about her antics she is trying to figure out a way to help people harmed by the cancellation. She’s considering giving up financial and creative participation in a spinoff so the people she loves can have jobs. Barr holding on is a stumbling block."
Still, it's evident that Barr has held racist views for a long time - and Jordan was totally right to call her out as he did.