In response to his mother’s show getting cancelled following her racist tweet, Jake Pentland, son of Roseanne Barr, made almost the exact same bigoted joke about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
The New York Daily News reported that Pentland made a post on Instagram alluding to his mom’s “joking” comparison of the former senior White House aide to a Planet of the Apes character.
“Remember kids, you can’t say people that look like monkeys that they look like monkeys unless thy (sic) are Ron Perlman cuz he is white,” Pentland posted on Instagram.
Shortly after his mother issued her since-deleted tweet, Pentland joked that she “will probably Be called racist and fired for this cuz libtards think Muslims are a race but omg is it funny and true hahahahahaha.” Barr made a similar post about Islam not being a race, ignoring the fact that she invoked a racist trope with a long history when comparing Jarrett to an ape.
Like his mother, Pentland is an apparent Trump supporter who has donned a “Make America Great Again” hat in photos posted to social media.