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Roseanne Snubbed Tiffany Haddish 20 Years Ago

Tiffany Haddish is one of Hollywood’s most colorful stars. That means she’s weird but she’s rich now, so everyone just laughs and says “Oh, Tiffany, you’re so funny” when she does something weird and people just call her “quirky” when she spouts some insane bullshit like white people don’t want you to know drinking poison is actually good for you.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hadish talked about meeting one of Hollywood’s other quirky celebrities, Roseanne Barr, about 20 years ago.

Haddish speaks directly into my tape recorder. “I don’t know if you know El Segundo [a coastal California town near LAX], but if you’re black and you’re driving through El Segundo, you’re going to get pulled over. I used to visit my friend Anna there, and it got to a point where I was calling the police officers by name. One day, we were walking around the neighborhood, and Anna says, ‘Oh, Roseanne lives there.’ Now, I loved Roseanne, and the next day we walked by, and she was in her yard. I say, ‘Hiiii, Roseanne.’ She looks at me (makes a disgusted face), and ran in the house. I thought, ‘Maybe she don’t want to be bothered today.’ A week later, we walk by again, and I told Anna — she’s Hispanic, but she looks white — she should say hi this time. So she says, ‘Hi, Roseanne,’ and Roseanne goes, ‘Hey!’ I thought, ‘Maybe she got to know us.’ Then I go back, like, a week later, I wave again and say, ‘Hi, Roseanne! I love your comedy,’ and she (makes the same disgusted face) and turns her head. I think, ‘Fuck that bitch.’ That was 2000, maybe 2001, so it’s not new. She been racist, why’d you all give her a TV show?”

To be entirely fair to Roseanne, Tiffany Haddish wasn’t famous yet, so she was probably thinking “Who is this crazy person yelling at me?” It would be over a decade before Haddish had enough money and fame to be quirky. Like, maybe introduce yourself, you weirdo.

It is always disappointing when a celebrity you’re a fan of is a dick, though. But I feel like it was already established that Roseanne was a crazy person in 2001. Like, if you met Roseanne Barr, would it surprise you at all if she was rude and kind of crazy?

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