On his show this Wednesday, Alex Jones spoke up in defense of Roseanne Barr, whose show was canceled after outrage erupted over a racist tweet she directed at former adviser for Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett.
Jones asserted that there was no racism in Barr’s tweet at all, in which she said Jarett looked like the result of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes having a baby. Jones claimed that since he looks like a “gorilla,” that’s proof of the non-racial intent in Barr’s tweet.
“If you compare some black lady to looking simian, well there’s a reason because we are primates,” Jones said a clip flagged by Right Wing Watch.
“That’s why there are so many comparisons to humans and monkeys and to apes, because some people look more like it than others,” he continued. “There are some white people that look more like apes than other white people, there are some black people that look more ape-like than other black people. I look ape-like.”
“With my shirt off, in my birthday suit, I look like a gorilla,” he added. “I mean, I don’t have to work out. I’ve got a big chest, big arms, big legs, I’m bow-legged, my feet are flat. My dad is somewhat simian-looking too. It’s just the way it is, and I’m proud of it.”
According to Jones, characterizations of Barr as a racist are “absolutely just ridiculous.”
“I would say that I look more simian than most black people, but this mental illness of political correctness, to say that we don’t all at one way or another look simian, is just a complete joke.”
Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:
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