Comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently weighed in on the much-discussed decision to fire Roseanne Barr after racially insensitive tweets. Seinfeld believes that letting her go from her hit show ‘Roseanne’ was a big mistake. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Seinfeld opened up:
“I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her,” Seinfeld said. “Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?”
“But I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push,” he added. “That was fresh.”
Seinfeld also said he thought another female comedian should get a chance to play Barr’s part.
“I think they should get another Roseanne,” he advised. “They brought Dan Conner back, he was dead and they brought him back. So, why can’t we get another Roseanne? 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.”
Barr has since apologized for the tweets:
I'm making restitution for the pain I have caused.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 5, 2018