Roseanne Barr’s recent string of racist tweets came as a surprise to a number of fans, but at least one person wasn’t the slightest bit surprised: Tiffany Haddish.
In a revealing new interview, the Girls Trip star told The Hollywood Reporter about a personal encounter with the disgraced comedian nearly two decades ago. According to Haddish, Barr’s casual and vulgar racism isn’t new. Haddish shared that she used to visit her friend in El Segundo, California, where Barr lives. “If you’re black and you’re driving through El Segundo, you’re going to get pulled over,” Haddish said.
Moreover, according to Haddish, Barr was absolutely part of the problem.
“One day, we were walking around the neighborhood, and Anna says, ‘Oh, Roseanne lives there,'” she recalled. “Now, I loved Roseanne, and the next day we walked by, and she was in her yard. I say, ‘Hiiii, Roseanne.'” Barr apparently made a “disgusted” face and retreated into her house.
After three tries, Haddish concluded that Barr’s rudeness toward her wasn’t random, and more than likely had to do with the color of her skin. “That was 2000, maybe 2001, so it’s not new,” she said.
Haddish definitely isn’t the only one asking that question at this point.
“I’m super good friends with her stepmom and her dad, and they were mad at me,” she admitted. “But I didn’t try to ruin her career. I never said her name! I was just trying to say how Beyoncé kept me from goin’ to jail that night.”[/quote]
Thank you for your candor, Tiffany. Please never stop being you.