Jerry Seinfeld Shocks Hollywood, Questions Network for Firing Roseanne


Literally within hours of posting an inflammatory tweet aimed at former President Barack Obama’s chief adviser Valerie Jarrett in late May, actress Roseanne Barr saw the successful reboot of her comedic career and popular sit-com utterly vanish.

Citing the tweet as being “racist,” ABC immediately cut ties with Barr and everyone else affiliated with the new “Roseanne” show … though there are now discussions to bring back a version of the program without Barr that will be rebranded as “The Conners.”

The summary execution of Barr’s career over a single tweet seemed a bit excessive to some Americans, especially in light of even more inflammatory tweets from liberal actors aimed at President Donald Trump’s family and government officials that have gone entirely unpunished.

Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is one of those who thought ABC’s punishment of Barr was too severe, though he certainly didn’t defend her tweet and seemed to imply that he viewed it as career “suicide” in its own right.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Seinfeld stated of the controversy around Barr’s tweet, “I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her.”

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“Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?” he asked rhetorically, regarding the self-inflicted death of Barr’s career. “But I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push. That was fresh.”

On the topic of a potential re-reboot of “Roseanne” without the main character, Seinfeld said, “I think they should get another Roseanne.”

“They brought Dan Conner back. He was dead and they brought him back. So, why can’t we get another Roseanne?” he continued.

“There’s other funny women that could do that part. You need to get the comic in there. I hate to see a comic lose a job,” Seinfeld added.

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Moving on from there, Seinfeld also discussed the new season of his show,”Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which begins streaming July 6 on Netflix. It features Seinfeld driving around and drinking coffee with other comedians while engaging in atypical conversations.

“I felt like there’s another world to being a comedian that the public never sees and it’s not on a talk show and it’s not in some of these other interview shows that are on TV,” he explained about the series.

“I thought I gotta get (guest comics) out of the package, out of the wrapper and just go to a coffee shop and hang out and then you see the real person,” he added.

Seinfeld’s remarks about the firing of Roseanne Barr certainly won’t sit well with the liberal lynch mob that wanted her to receive far worse punishment than simply losing her popular show and comedic career, even as he obviously wasn’t defending what she said.

Nevertheless, his refusal to toe the progressive line that essentially called for Barr’s head on a platter — as well as the heads of any who defended her — will not do anything to endear him with the left.

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Of course, Seinfeld long ago wrote off the far left as being largely humorless and tends to stay away from partisan politics with his comedy. He even avoids performing on college campuses because of the pressure to be politically correct, according to the Huffington Post.

He prefers to maintain a broad appeal to a wide variety of fans across the ideological spectrum — a sentiment some of his more hateful liberal “comedian” colleagues should adopt as their own.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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