Tom Arnold is left speechless after being asked about his ex, Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter meltdown that got her fired from her namesake show back in May.
The TV star was fired from her lead role after posting racist tweets about Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett, comparing her to a person created by the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.”
On Thursday, Barr’s ex appeared on the Australian radio show, “Kyle and Jackie O,” where he was played a clip of the former TV star’s angry defense.
“I thought the b—- was white! Goddammit!” Barr yelled in her now-infamous video that was uploaded to her YouTube page in July.
Arnold had little to say after the clip was played and still seemed in shock months after the controversial incident.
“I can’t,” he began. “’I wish her the best. More power to her. What can I say?”
The 59-year-old comedian, who was married to Barr from 1990 to 1994, continued on to explain that when news involving his ex occurs, he knows just as much as the public.
“I kind of look at it and I am like, ‘Wow, that is crazy that that’s happening,’” he said. “I might hear things because of my stepchildren, they might be reaching out to me or I might be helping them.”
The widespread outrage caused by Barr’s tweets is what ultimately lead to ABC’s decision to fire the star from her rebooted sitcom.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said it was “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”
In a June podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Barr repeatedly apologized for her tweets and said that she never “would have wittingly called any black person, a monkey.”
“I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong. I’m going to accept what the consequences are,’ and I do, and I have,” Barr said. “But they don’t ever stop. They don’t accept my apology or explanation. And I’ve made myself a hate magnet.”
Arnold was forced to address Barr’s racist meltdown another time during an episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” in September. He explained that his ex-wife isn’t the same women she was when they were together.
“She wasn’t racist when I was with her,” he said. “Look at her Twitter feed, look at how she is. She couldn’t say one good thing about Obama. Something happened. But she wasn’t like that [before], though.”