Word is that Roseanne Barr, who’s roller coaster popularity was going straight downhill after her series of bizarre racist tweets a couple of months ago, is on her way back up. Feeling awful after tweeting “Muslim brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby” in reference to a senior advisor to President Obama, she decided to make amends with the Black community by starring in a sequel to the movie “Planet of the Apes”.
After being told that it had already been done she came up with an even better idea – a TV show about Aunt Jemima. “The idea of the show”, says Roseanne, “is to highlight a strong African-American woman who is in touch with her feminine side. Aunt Jemima so strong that she doesn’t need to pretend to be a feminist. She spends her time in the kitchen crafting delicious maple syrup recipes. Did I mention that she is Black?”
Critics concerned about lack of content for a weekly television show based on a fictional character that we know nothing about, other than she is Black, need not worry. “First of all”, Roseanne explains, “my make-up people have come up with the perfect skin tone for me to wear on my face. All of my Muslim sisters are gonna love it! And I’ve got lots of ideas for episodes. Like when Auntie J struggles with whether to remove her hijab in order to wash her hair.”
Oh Roseanne. I’m not sure you get it yet.