Roseanne Barr suggests in her new stand-up special that ABC executives are hypocrites for employing stars who have worn blackface while firing her for alleged racism.
The hit reboot of Barr’s sitcom “Roseanne” was canceled by the network in 2018 after she posted an allegedly racist tweet about former President Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
And in the new special, “Roseanne Bar: Cancel This!,” Barr jokes that she suggested to ABC bosses that she could keep her job if she apologized — on “shows you’ve got on the ABC channel… where [the hosts have] been in blackface.”
On the Fox Nation special, Barr claims she wrote the tweet — in which she Jarret seemed as if she were the offspring of a union between “[the] muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes” — because she believed she thought Jarret was white.
Barr said she added, “I’ll tell you what, just put me on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Show’ and on “The View” and a lot of your other shows you’ve got on the ABC channel, you know, where people they’ve been in blackface and everything, I’ll go on there and surely, they’ll understand my mistake.”