After being rightfully called racist by FOX News liberal pundit Jessica Tarlov, embarrassing conservative pundit Noelle Nikpour refuses to call the racist #Roseanne Tweet racist. pic.twitter.com/KUztNFSSvx
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Roseanne Barr’s offensive “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj” comment lead to an intense debate over the actress’s racist remarks against former Obama White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett.
On the Tuesday Fox News’ segment, commentator Jessica Tarlov blasted Barr’s derogatory tweets and said they’re clearly “racist”.
“That’s racist to the nth degree… That’s something that you don’t expect someone in the public eye to do,” Tarlov said slamming Barr’s comment.
On the contrary, Fox News guest Noelle Nikpour seemed to disagree with the commentator and refused to deem the tweet as racist by blaming it on a “politically correct” world.
Tarlov fired back, “It’s not about political correctness, it’s racism!”
Nikpour tried to shift the conversation and replied, “Let’s just look at what she said… The tweet was not nice, it was ugly, it was demeaning, and let’s just leave it at that.”
The guest also said that Barr’s remark was in fact “disgusting” but refused to acknowledge that the tweet implied any racial context.
The two panelists continued to go back-and-forth but were left nearly speechless when co-host Harris Faulkner steps in and called it “free speech.” Faulkner states, “I don’t understand it to be anything other than free speech…and it is extremely offensive but it is just that.” At this point, even Nikpour walks back her statement to note that while it is freedom of speech, Roseanne’s tweet was “just not right.” should take m
As a result of Roseanne Barr’ derogatory rant, ABC made the decision to cancel the sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday.