Actor Jason Mitchell, who is best known for his role as Eazy-E in the landmark N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, stepped up this weekend at the BET Awards to offer support to actress Rosanne Barr after her racist tweets got her revamped, self-titled sitcom indefinitely discontinued by ABC.
Roseanne landed herself in hot water after expressing her discontent via Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to former U.S. President Barack Obama. Roseanne tweeted that Jarrett was the product of the “Muslim brotherhood” and “planet of the apes having a baby.”
Barr received immediate responses via social media, prompting her apologies, even going as far as blaming the incident on being under the influence of Ambien.
Jason believes that society at large should cut Roseanne some slack, which possibly may all do this racism-ridden country some good.
“I think it’s tough that society has come to a place where like, we can’t even take a joke anymore, you know what I mean? I grew up on Roseanne and I don’t see no wrong on Roseanne,” he said.
“I want us to all get along, you know what I mean? I think we should all be able to coexist and in the meantime, I’ll be able to joke about it because it’s funny.”