Friends In Low Places! Kanye West Supports Roseanne Barr After Her Racism Scandal

Jun. 1 2018, Updated 3:18 p.m. ET

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Though many Hollywood stars slammed Roseanne Barr for her controversial tweets earlier this week, the disgraced comic does have at least one celebrity supporter. RadarOnline can exclusively report that none other than Kanye West is standing by the fired sitcom actress.

"Kanye loved Roseanne’s show and watched it faithfully. He feels it’s messed up it got canceled," a source close to the avid Donald Trump supporter told Radar. "‘Ye thinks America is becoming too sensitive."

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While many critics found Barr's comments to be extremely racist and hateful, West told pals she was just being a comedienne, the source claimed.

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"Roseanne’s a comic," the insider explained. "He doesn’t think she’s a racist, and feels like she was just being her outlandish self and trying to be funny."

The source said that Kanye believes had he made such a statement, no one would have cared.

Barr, 65, made headlines when she said President Barack Obama's former advisor Valerie Jarrett was like "Muslim brotherhood" and "planet of the apes." Her own costars denounced her comments, and ABC immediately canceled the successful reboot.

West, 40, is no stranger to Twitter controversy. On May 1, fans were outraged when the rapper said slavery was a choice. He later defended his comments on social media, saying "I will not allow my tongue to be cut."

"His heart goes out to people like Roseanne and Trump, because he feels they're good people who are edgy, just like himself," the source summed up. "And like him, gets slaughtered for it on a regular basis."

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