Comedian Michelle Wolf dives into the Roseanne Barr hullabaloo on Sunday’s episode of her new Netflix show, “The Break,” giving the former ABC sitcom star a “better excuse” for her racist tweet.
In an attempt to counter “negativity in the world,” Wolf found silly stuff on the internet which she showcases with a spin of a wheel in a segment called “Internet Goofs.” The first spin lands on Roseanne Barr’s infamous tweet that compares former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
“It’s not a joke. It’s barely a tweet,” says Wolf. “Her excuse for tweeting it was bad. You gotta get better at one of those, Roseanne. Like, here’s a better excuse for you. Next time just say the tweet was an accident because you’re not a human; you’re one of those cats you buy in Chinatown that has an arm that goes [up and down repeatedly]. And you just hit the keyboard a couple of times by accident.”
A second spin of the wheel lands on the next chosen “goof” — Barr dressed as Hitler baking cookies for a 2009 photo shoot.
“Oh, come on!” Wolf screeches. “Everyone’s been saying it’s so brave of ABC to cancel their biggest hit show. But the bold move was actually putting this lady Hitler chef back on the air in the first place. So kudos to ABC. It takes a lot of courage to fire someone after they’ve been openly racist for the thousandth time.”
Watch the full segment in the video above.
“The Break With Michelle Wolf” streams new episodes every Sunday on Netflix.