Tiffany Haddish Knew Roseanne Barr Was Racist Two Decades Ago

The 'Girls Trip' says Roseanne's racist behavior isn't something new, having experienced it herself when she greeted Roseanne in early 2000s.

AceShowbiz - Roseanne Barr's racism scandal wasn't a big surprise to Tiffany Haddish - she had an awkward encounter with her fellow comedienne almost 20 years ago.

The Girls Trip star lived close to Roseanne at the turn of the century and used to walk by her house - and one day decided to say hi when she saw the comedienne in her yard.

"I loved Roseanne...," Tiffany tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I say, 'Hi, Roseanne'. She looks at me (makes a disgusted face), and ran in the house."

"I thought, 'Maybe she don't want to be bothered today'. A week later, we walk by again, and I told (friend) Anna - she’s Hispanic, but she looks white - she should say hi this time. So she says, 'Hi, Roseanne', and Roseanne goes, 'Hey!' I thought, 'Maybe she got to know us.' "

"Then I go back, like, a week later, I wave again and say, 'Hi, Roseanne! I love your comedy', and she (makes the same disgusted face) and turns her head. I think, 'F**k that b**ch'. That was 2000, maybe 2001, so it's not new. She been racist, why'd you all give her a TV show?"

Roseanne's revived sitcom was recently cancelled by ABC network bosses after the outspoken comedienne compared one of former U.S. leader President Obama's closest aides, African-American Valerie Jarrett, to an ape.

Roseanne quickly apologised for her tweet, blaming sleeping pills for a lapse in judgment, but it wasn't enough to save her hit show.

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