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Jerry Seinfeld Explains Why He Doesn't Feel It Was 'Necessary' To Fire Roseanne Barr From Her Show

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

Comic Jerry Seinfeld weighed in on fellow comedian Roseanne Barr's firing from the reboot of her hugely successful '90s sitcom, Roseanne. ABC canceled the reboot after Barr posted a racist tweet insulting Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama.

Seinfeld's comments were all over the place and we're not sure what point he was trying to make.

About her firing over the fallout, Seinfeld wondered in an interview with USA Today:

I don't even know why they had to do that. It seemed like, you don’t need to murder someone that’s committing suicide. I thought the firing was overkill. She's already dead.

Seinfeld seems to have a fascination for people who crash and burn. He went on to explain:

I really enjoy that, and a lot of people have done it in a lot of different ways … and I like to kind of rate them and compare them. All she had to do was press 'share' and it was all over, so I thought that was kind of cool 'cause it was different. … You know, drugs and sex, those are the usual things. This was something new, and I thought it was inventive.