Roseanne Barr has come forward with shocking allegations against her former network, ABC, claiming that she had fought with executives for three decades in an effort to add black writers and characters to her hit series, “Roseanne.” Speaking at the opening night of Joe Rogan’s new comedy club in Austin, Texas, Barr accused ABC of hypocrisy when it comes to racism.
“After 30 years of fighting ABC to have black writers and black characters on my show and then having the same fking libtards turn around and call me a racist, it really fking pissed me off,” she said.
Barr, a well-known comedian and actress, was fired from her sitcom and had her character killed off the show by ABC after she made comments on Twitter about former Obama official Valerie Jarrett that were deemed by some to be racist.
Despite apologizing, Barr was let go by ABC, prompting her to release her first stand-up special in two decades, in which she blasted so-called ‘woke’ agendas as well as cancel culture in general.
Her special, titled “Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!”, was released on Fox Nation, a subscriber-based streaming network launched by Fox News featuring original programming and specials that star many of the network’s top talent.
At 70 years old, Barr’s no-holds-barred comedy included jokes about gender identity and women’s roles, with one particular jab directed at her own gender.
“What is my gender, mom? What is my gender? Your gender is, get a job. That’s your gender,” she said. “What are they thinking? Ask a — what is a woman? They don’t know that? That one they’re asking all the time. What is a woman? I’ll tell you what a woman is. A woman is me. That’s what a woman is, okay? A woman is someone who cleans up everybody else’s s***. That’s what a woman is.”
Barr, who had publicly supported former President Donald Trump, also alleged that her political views had played a role in her firing.
“All of Hollywood, they just hate him and they hate those of us who like him. There is no way around it,” she said. “So, yeah, I think they took me off because I liked him, and I like him because I’m a Jew, and he likes Israel.”
She also spoke to The Los Angeles Times about her firing, describing it as a “witch-burning.”
“I felt like the devil himself was coming against me to try to tear me apart, to punish me for believing in God,” she said. “I’m the only person who’s lost everything, whose life’s work was stolen, stolen by people who I thought loved me. And there was silence.”
Despite the controversy surrounding Barr’s remarks and her firing from “Roseanne,” she has continued to work in the entertainment industry, and her loyal fans remain dedicated to her unique brand of comedy.