Shalom Life | September 21, 2014

Roseanne Attacks Beyonce Over Etta James Tribute

Roseanne tweeted hateful comments to both Beyonce and her fans

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: January 23rd, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Roseanne Attacks Beyonce Over Etta James Tribute

Legendary R&B singer, Etta James, passed away on January 20th due to complications of Leukemia.

Among many public figures and celebrities, Beyonce paid tribute to James on her website posting “Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen.”

Beyonce sang James’ ‘At Last’ at the inaugural ball for President Obama and also portrayed the singer in the film, Cadillac Records.

Comedian Roseanne Barr was not pleased with Beyonce’s tribute. It offended her to such a degree that she decided to publically lambast her on Twitter.

“I lost ALL respect for Obama when he dissed Etta James in favor of Beyonce. No respect for women at all, I thought-Etta was a hero 2 women. I loved Etta James -and yes that did it for me – He hurt her when she was ill”

I have not listened to anything Beyonce or Jay z has said or recorded since they did that to Etta. Their arrogance was disgusting. Beyonce’s fans are really ignorant-she should not be proud of entertaining drooling mutants! People are telling me that some of beyonce’s fans can spell and have graduated from high school!”

After tweeting these comments, many of Beyonce's loyal fans sent rude and hateful messages to Roseanne. Instead of ignoring them, Roseanne decided to respond to so many of them that many believed her Twitter account had been hacked into.

After a short time of spewing hateful and offensive messages, Roseanne realized her error and wrote “I sincerely want2 apologize 4 the rude comments I made2 twitters defending the fabulously talented Beyonce. I reverted 2 stand up slams.”

Although it’s apparent this “apology” is very insincere, at least it ended the borage of messages flooding her Twitter feed.

Why do you think Roseanne reacted in such a manner?

The Ten Best Deli's in North America The Ten Best Deli's in North America TrendingRobert Downey Jr. To Be Honored At Britannia Awards Robert Downey Jr. To Be Honored At Britannia Awards TrendingJames Franco Says ‘Alien’ From ‘Spring Breakers’ is Most Relatable Character James Franco Says ‘Alien’ From ‘Spring Breakers’ is Most Relatable Character Trending
 

The Ten Best Deli's in North America

September 19, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
The Ten Best Deli's in North America

Got a hankering for a smoked meat sandwich? Look no further

Read More

New Study Suggests Artificial Sweeteners Harmful For Diabetics

September 19, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
New Study Suggests Artificial Sweeteners Harmful For Diabetics

A new study From Israel cautions diabetics to think twice about sugar substitutes

Read More

Daniel Radcliffe Repays His Debt to Irish Football Team Two Years Later

September 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Daniel Radcliffe Repays His Debt to Irish Football Team Two Years Later

'The F Word' star paid back the cab fare he borrowed while partying with the team.

Read More

Seth Rogen Teams Up With Adam McKay and Ben Schwartz For New Film

September 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Seth Rogen Teams Up With Adam McKay and Ben Schwartz For New Film

The 'This Is The End' star will also be producing.

Read More

Joan Rivers Writes Forward For New Jewish Cookbook

September 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Joan Rivers Writes Forward For New Jewish Cookbook

The comedian contributed some Jewish jokes and sentiments for 'Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food'

Read More

Robert Downey Jr. To Be Honored At Britannia Awards

September 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Robert Downey Jr. To Be Honored At Britannia Awards

The 'Iron Man' star will be joined by Mark Ruffalo, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, and others

Read More

James Franco Says ‘Alien’ From ‘Spring Breakers’ is Most Relatable Character

September 19, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
James Franco Says ‘Alien’ From ‘Spring Breakers’ is Most Relatable Character

The actor thinks that he's very similar to the corn-rowed, gun-toting character from Harmony Korine's film.

Read More

Jamie Geller And Tom Franz Explore The Bible’s Superfoods

September 19, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jamie Geller And Tom Franz Explore The Bible’s Superfoods

Two of Israel's most renown Kosher chefs explore biblical foods in the City of David

Read More

More Headlines