Jimmy Kimmel Shocks Fans With His 'Support' Of Troubled Network Colleague Roseanne Barr
June 1, 2018 14:58 By Fabiosa
As fans of the Roseanne come to terms with the cancellation of the ABC hit show after its creator's racist tweet, Jimmy Kimmel has a few helpful suggestions.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live late night host also has his show on ABC. He made it clear that he does not think the entire show should be taken off air because of Roseanne Barr.
Barr made a tasteless comment about the Obama administration adviser, Valerie Jarrett, that left most people shocked.
Jimmy Kimmel's support
Earlier on his show, Kimmel suggested that the network could reimagine the show without Roseanne Barr's character.
But, as the saga unfolded, he also went on Twitter to weigh in on the issue. His tweet surprised most people who know him for being a strong Trump critic.
His fans clearly expected him to stand against Roseanne Barr because she is known to be a vocal Trump supporter.
What @TheRealRoseanne said is indefensible, but angrily attacking a woman who is obviously not well does no good for anyone. Please take a breath and remember that mental health issues are real. The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion and help right now.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 30, 2018
But Kimmel asked people to attacking the embattled TV lady because of her mental health.
Recall that Roseanne Barr blamed her racist tweet on the Ambien pill she had taken, prompting the drug makers to distance themselves from her.
With this tweet, you're furthering the "Hollywood elites stick together" narrative.— Ryan Goff (@RyanatMGH) May 30, 2018
There are plenty of good people who deserve compassion; she is not one of them and has proven that for years.
The cream rises to the top with empathy and compassion... two wrongs don’t make a right. I hear you. What had to happen happened. No need to be cruel.— Andie MacDowell (@AndieMacDowell3) May 30, 2018
His call for compassion has been met with mixed reactions. Some of his fans think he's pitching his tent with the wrong victim, others think his call for compassion is the honorable thing to do. What do you think?