Actor Who Played Eazy-E In "Straight Outta Compton" Defends Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr has some support from an unlikely source.

(AllHipHop News) American actor Jason Mitchell has publicly lent his support to Roseanne Barr following her racist Twitter scandal.

The 31-year-old, who won widespread acclaim after playing rapper Eazy-E in the 2015 N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, offered words of support to the disgraced actress at the 2018 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards on Sunday, dubbing the incident "funny."

"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."

Roseanne hit headlines last month when she posted a tweet referring to Valerie Jarrett, an adviser to former U.S. President Barack Obama, as the product of the "Muslim brotherhood" and "planet of the apes having a baby."

The 65-year-old faced instant backlash and had the revival of her titular television sitcom canned by ABC.

The network has since proceeded with a spin-off show - tentatively named "The Conners" - featuring all of the original cast minus Roseanne, the show's original creator and star, who will reportedly have no financial or creative input.

The mom-of-five has repeatedly apologized for her actions, initially blaming the incident on being under the influence of sleep medication Ambien, before later insisting her tweet was actually a condemnation of anti-Semitism.

And in a new podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a tearful Roseanne confessed she had lost everything.

"I am so sorry," she shared. "I've lost everything. And I regretted it before I lost everything and I said to God: 'I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I've done wrong.' I'm willing to accept what the consequences are. And, I do. And I have."

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