Larry Elder’s eye-popping photo of Valerie Jarrett isn’t helping the Roseanne-bashers cope

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Talk radio host Larry Elder responded to the controversy over actress Roseanne Barr tweeting that Obama royalty member Valerie Jarrett was the offspring of the Muslim brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes by comparing the remark to comments made about President Donald Trump.

Elder highlighted a tweet from vile comedian Bill Maher, where he suggested Trump was “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan,” saying Barr had made the “same joke” — the African American political commentator included a photo of Jarrett juxtaposed with a character from the Planet of the Apes film.

“[ should prove he wasn’t] the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.” —, “The Tonight Show,” January 2013

. makes the same joke about Obama aide Valerie Jarrett–and Barr’s show gets cancelled,” he tweeted

Barr later apologized for the joke that “was in bad taste,” and included an apology to Jarrett, but ABC canceled the reboot of her hit sitcom “Roseanne.”

The actress has since said that she was tweeting in the wee hours of the morning after taking Ambien for insomnia, although she took responsibility for the bad joke.

“I’m not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke,” she tweeted.

She also said that she was unaware that Jarrett, who was born in Iran, was African American.

“I honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian — ignorant of me for sure, but…i did,” she told a social media user.

To another user, Barr said that she “mistakenly thought [Jarrett] was white.”

Jarrett responded to the controversy Tuesday during a town hall on racism — on MSNBC, of course — saying, “We have to turn it into a teaching moment. I’m fine.”

She was above dragging President Trump into the mix — Barr has been supportive of the president, as was her character in the sitcom.

“Tone does start at the top and we like to look up to our President and feel as though he reflects the values of our country,” Jarrett said.

Social media users expressed appreciation for Elder posting the tweet:

Elder wasn’t the only black voice to boldly speak out. Here’s a passionate video from comedian Terrence Williams:

Here’s a sampling of other responses to Elder that note the double standard at play, AND how it centers more on Trump than some may realize:

https://twitter.com/dart4605/status/1001833995640942593

https://twitter.com/america1st76er/status/1001826022600380417

https://twitter.com/bneb/status/1001825774553522176

https://twitter.com/oregondaydream/status/1001754081537310720

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