Sykes had been a consulting producer on the most recent season of the revived ABC comedy starring Roseanne Barr. Sykes said she typically helped the show’s full-time writers “punch up stories and jokes” twice a week, a job she took on because she was “a fan of the show.”
“Extreme anything is nuts. Extreme left is just as nuts as the extreme right,” she said. “The only way that we’re going to patch things up in this country is the people in the middle got to start talking to each other instead of just battling it out on Twitter.”
Despite Roseanne’s apologies ABC cancelled the show. Barr had been a target of the left for some time. The television star who once ran for President in the Green party has had a radical shift politically in recent years, eventually becoming a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump.
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Much of the faux outrage towards Barr came after Sykes made her decision to leave the show. But as it turns out, Sykes was likely only upset because Jarrett is a Democrat. She sure didn’t seem to have a problem with alluding towards people being apes when she called the newly elected President, Donald Trump, an orangutan.
Orangutans are a species of ape. Her statement was likely a way to attack her perceived lack of intelligence in President Trump. Barr may have had the same reasoning, but the left was too quick to jump towards the race-card like they always do.
Barr has no history of racism, and prior to supporting the President, she was viewed very positively by the left. But showing support for the President is such a toxic opinion to many, especially in Hollywood. Roseanne didn’t stand a chance against the race-baiting media lynch-mob waiting for any excuse to destroy her.