Roseanne Barr's Son Defends Her: Tweet Was 'Insensitive,' but She's 'Not Racist'
Like his mother, Jake Pentland has supported President Donald Trump on social media
Barr, 65, has maintained that she did not know Jarrett, 61, is black when she compared her to an ape in a tweet she later deleted (“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = VJ”).
“It’s now proven that Mom had no idea that Valerie was African-American,” said Pentland, 40, according to the Daily Mail. (His Instagram account is now private.)
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“She says Muslims are not a race. That’s what happened. That’s what she deleted. So you see right there in the minute when somebody said, ‘You’re racist,’ she is like, ‘Why is me calling a Muslim a name racist? They’re not a race.’ She had no idea. It’s proven. It’s inarguable.”
He went on to slam “mainstream media” and Hollywood publicists.
“You know what? It’s a–hole tweet, it’s insensitive, we get it. We’re in a f—ing bubble. Me and Mom are completely out of touch, that we would think that it’s okay for a white person to call a non-white person and compare them to a monkey. Like, you got it. You won. You took the show off. She’s apologized. It’s over. War’s over.”
Like his mother, Pentland has supported President Donald Trump on social media.