Roseanne Barr feels singled out even after her “cancellation” of the show for five years. and she’s not really happy about it.
“I’ve made it through. Finally, I’ve emerged on the other side of it. But as she told The Los Angeles Times, it was a witch-burning. And that was quite scary. Indeed, it was.
The comedian was at the top of the world in 2018 when ABC’s “Roseanne” remake was experiencing incredible success. Then Roseanne wrote the tweet that would cause long-lasting effects in the middle of the night. She likened White House advisor Valerie Jarrett to the “Planet of the Apes” films in the tweet. Roseanne said, in the face of harsh criticism, that she was using Ambien at the time and wasn’t paying attention since she didn’t know Valerie was Black.
ABC immediately fired her, killed off her character, and changed the name of “Roseanne” to “The Conners,” which is still broadcast today.
“Oh my God, I was so hated by them.” She remarked of ABC, “I had no idea that they despised me so much. They despise me because I’m talented and have opinions. They would prefer not to have a number one show, even though “Roseanne” became it.
She claims she was not given the opportunity to apologize by the network.
“I am the only one who has lost everything and whose entire life’s work has been taken from me by individuals I believed to be my lovers. And silence fell,” she said to the Times. “Mo’nique, a courageous, good friend, was the only person in Hollywood who publicly defended me.”
Roseanne said that Louis C.K. and Dave Chappelle, two other comedians, weren’t treated as harshly as she was.
“While they routinely include Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K., they didn’t do it to anyone else in Hollywood. Indeed, she argued, Louis C.K. did lose everything, but he really did commit a crime.
Louis acknowledged engaging in sexual activity in front of female coworkers in 2017. After making transphobic jokes in a Netflix special, Dave faced criticism. Since their occurrences, both guys have received Grammy awards.
Roseanne has lost touch with many of her former comedy costars during the repercussions from her ouster.
“I have no idea what they are thinking or feeling. I’m not sure why they acted in that way. I’m not the same as them. That’s what I realized. Even with all the suffering I endured to get the program back, I can’t believe what they accomplished. Furthermore, it didn’t stop them from killing my character,” she revealed.
Despite her seeming bitterness, the legendary comedian claims she is not.
She says, “I forgive everybody.” “I began to believe that God had removed me in order to save my life. And I felt like I was in much better shape after I adopted that style of thinking.
Rosanne will make her TV comeback on February 13 with a brand-new comedy show for Fox Nation. “Has anyone else here been fired recently?” she poses to the audience in a sneak peek of the special.