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Roseanne Barr on contract cancellation: ‘I’m the only one who lost everything’


Almost five years later Roseanne Barr To be fired from her hit sitcom revival, Roseanne, after posting a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, Senior Assistant to the President Barack Obama, Comedians are dipping their toes back into the spotlight.

Fox Nation will also premiere Barr’s new special, Roseanne Barr: Cancel this!, and a documentary about her, Who is Roseanne Barr?, in Monday. Before that day, controversial character talk to LA time about life after cancellation and her feelings about Conners, a spin-off focus on the rest of the actors in her series currently airing its fifth season.

Barr told time that her expulsion from Hollywood “was a witch burn” and that ABC “denied my right to apologize” because of her tweet. “Oh, my God, they hate me so much. I never knew that they hated me so much,” the 70-year-old said. “They hate me because I have talent, because I have opinions. In spite of Roseanne has become their #1 show, they would rather not have a #1 show. She stated that on a call with top network brass, “I told them I thought [Jarrett] was white. I said I would continue my program and explain it. They don’t allow me. They decided that I was a liar in my apology.”

In spite of Roseanne resurrection is one Evaluatethen the president of ABC Entertainment Dungey Channing end of chain with this statement: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is disgusting, disgusting and inconsistent with our values ​​and we have decided to cancel her performance.” Sara Gilbert, a star and executive producer of the series, also condemn Barr’s tweet: “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett etc., are disgusting and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show I. At least I am disappointed in her actions,” she wrote at the time.

“I can’t believe what they did, with all the pain I went through to bring the show back. And they weren’t afraid to kill my character either,” Barr said of her co-stars and collaborators. “They – about my contribution to television and the show itself. But I forgive everyone. I started to think that God got me out there to save me. And once I started thinking that way, I felt so much better.”

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When time ask if Barr has a watch Conners, She replied, “No. Just can’t stand it. When they killed my character, it was a message to me, knowing that I was mentally ill or having a mental health problem, that they wanted me to commit suicide. They killed my character and my character.

Barr then compares her situation to that of Dave Chappelle, persons walk under the fire for the sublime jokes he told, and Louis CK, Who admit sexual misconduct with many women in 2017. No one else in Hollywood is as cast aside as she is, Barr claims, “even though they always throw Dave Chappelle and Louis CK. Well, Louis CK lost everything, but he really committed a crime. [offense]. And Dave Chappelle is covered by Netflix.”

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