Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett cost her an ABC show and the support of most of her fellow Trump supporters in the media.
But not everyone turned their back on the beleaguered comedian after her self-inflicted public relations nightmare (although Barr blames sleeping pills). Several conservative figures stepped forward to defend Barr after she was fired, decrying a hypocritical Hollywood culture and censorship in the name of an overzealous political correctness.
When the news broke that the Roseanne reboot had been canceled, Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour said on the Fox News show Outnumbered Overtime, "We live in a politically correct world right now."
"It's not about political correctness, it's racism," responded Fox News' Jessica Tarlov.
Nikpour said that Barr's tweet was "ugly" and "not nice" but she said, "let's just leave it at that" and resisted Tarlov's cry to label the tweet racist.
"I don’t understand it to be anything other than free speech," said host Harris Faulkner. "It is extremely offensive but it is just that. And she says in one of her tweets — there were three rapid-fire today — 'It was a joke. It was a miscalculated joke.'"
"She is a comedian," Nikpour agreed. "She does have a very wicked, twisted sense of humor. Everybody knows her to be a little raunchy and a little rough."
2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said ABC had "been looking for a reason to cancel Roseanne."
"Even though the show was a ratings success, I believe that forces within ABC didn't like the fact that her conservative defense of certain things was so popular and getting such ratings," Cain told Fox Business Network Trish Regan.
"The irony of Disney canning Roseanne while continuing to employ some of the industries biggest racist and race baiting frauds like Jemele Hill, Bomani Jones, Steve A Smith is not lost on most," tweeted former major league pitcher Curt Schilling. "Oh and at the same time hiring a scum of a human in Keith Olbermann."
Rocker Ted Nugent, who has sparked outrage with his own controversial comments on multiple occasions, tweeted, "So Roseanne referencing a movie title is racist. Lying dishonest soulless freaks from Planet of the Apes."
Former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci said, "When I was called a human pinkie ring and a goombah while in the @Whitehouse that was deemed acceptable comedy. Double standard. We better stop the macro punishments for micro aggressions soon. She made a joke in poor taste move on."
"It’s time for you to strike back against these THOUGHT POLICE and really shake them up!" Right-wing conspiracy peddler and Sandy Hook denier Alex Jones told Barr. "You’ve been on the show before and it’s time for you to come back on!"
Jack Posobiec, who is described by Wikipedia as "an American alt-right Internet troll and conspiracy theorist," pointed to what he sees as a double standard in the "mainstream media."
"I'm a black man and I stand with @therealroseanne!" tweeted conservative commentator Oliver McGee. "Yes, she made a horrible joke and she apologized. I see comedians, actors, etc make the same jokes and get applauded for it. This is outrageous."
"Keep your chip up my friend," McGee told Barr. He also called for a boycott of ABC.
"Roseanne made some racist comments, apologized for it and her show was taken off the air. Joy Behar, Joy Reid and Jimmy Kimmel make racist comments, constantly attack this administration for their beliefs in god and yet they still have a platform with no recourse. LIBERAL BIAS!" said Students for Trump Chairman Ryan Fournier.
"Can you imagine having your whole day (or week if you're a Liberal) ruined because someone insulted you," tweeted radio host Bill Mitchell. "Man, that has to be an awful existence. Living as a snowflake on a planet with a sun."
"Roseanne is an outcast now," said Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich. "Send her love. She needs it."
Daily Wire contributor Michael Knowles said while Barr's tweet was in poor taste, "the popular furor to fire her is mostly performed and motivated by the Left’s hysterical contempt for anyone even vaguely supportive of President Trump."
Although President Trump didn't explicitly come to Barr's defense, he did imply ABC was guilty of hypocrisy. Bob Iger, the CEO of ABC's parent company Disney, called Jarrett to apologize for Barr's tweet, but Trump said Iger never called him to apologize for all the "HORRIBLE statements" made about him by the network.
Fox News personality Tomi Lahren cautioned "fellow conservatives" not to play "mental gymnastics trying to justify" Barr's tweet. "Come on. Wrong is wrong," she said.
"To all the Trump supporters outraged over the ABC/Roseanne double standard, I get it," Lahren tweeted. "Here’s the thing, we know we can’t get away with what the Left can. We have to be better."
All the support on Twitter seems to have given Barr second thoughts about quietly accepting her show's cancelation.
"You guys make me feel like fighting back," she tweeted. "I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U."