She's a flawless avatar for this moment in our history: white, loud, mean (she also took time Tuesday morning to tie Chelsea Clinton to some freaky George Soros-related conspiracy) and enamored with unhinged narratives based on nothing but lies, like the tale of a global child-trafficking ring linked to Hillary Clinton that is jaw-dropping in its stupidity.
Earlier Tuesday, Barr attacked Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, in a since-deleted tweet in which she said "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". Barr also stated that she'll be on Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday.
She has also faced criticism recently for tweeting conspiracy theories.
No matter. Not long after the lame apology, the folks at ABC - the network that was making stacks of money off Barr's reboot of the old sitcom "Roseanne" - cancelled her show. "I mean, we don't have much on this network".
The writer also tweeted: "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste", she said.
Lemon began the segment by pointing to some of Barr's many controversial statements in the past and suggesting these new comments from her - in which she compared Valerie Jarrett to an ape - are nothing new.
In another tweet, Barr asked people to not defend her, even though it was "sweet" of them to try, and claimed she was on Ambien (sleeping medication) at the time of the incident.
The host then showed off a series of clips from Roseanne without the titular lead, instead focusing on her husband, John Goodman's Dan. "I'm just not married to one", she wrote.
Barr sparked a storm of controversy in the USA overnight when she compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, to an ape. "I am sure they are going to lose some revenue potential from next season, but the fallout from the comment made this an easy decision, especially when you consider the Disney brand".
But Barr gave her employer, ABC President Channing Dungey, the first African-American woman to head a major commercial network, no choice.
"I'm fine", she said.
"I'm fine. I'm anxious about the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense".
She wrote: "Don't feel sorry for me, guys!" Today my words caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs. The initial tweet outraged fans and as well as her own castmates.