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Roseanne Barr Blasts Hollywood Saying She Lost ‘Everything’ Following Ape Tweet
According to Roseanne Barr, she has lost ‘everything’ because of the tweet that led to the cancellation of her program.
Roseanne, the star’s long-running comedy that aired from 1988 to 1997, was renewed in March 2018.
But just two months later, the 70-year-old had it yanked when she made a racist tweet about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett…
ABC cancelled the show after Barr stated she mistook Jarrett for white, calling the tweet “abhorrent, repulsive, and inconsistent with our values.”
The comedian, actor, and writer is now responding.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, she said: “They didn’t do it to anyone else in Hollywood, although they always throw in Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K.
“Well, Louis C.K. did lose everything, but he committed an actual [offense]. And Dave Chappelle was protected by Netflix.
“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. There was no one in Hollywood really defending me publicly, except for [fellow comedian] Mo’nique, who is a brave, close, dear friend.”
When asked if it changed her life drastically, she said: “It was. I would die many times.”
“I guess you would call it the dark night of the soul. I felt like the devil himself was coming against me to try to tear me apart, to punish me for believing in God.”
She continued: “And they denied me the right to apologize. Oh my God, they just hated me so badly. I had never known that they hated me like that.
“They hate me because I have talent, because I have an opinion.
“Even though Roseanne became their No. 1 show, they’d rather not have a No. 1 show.”
Barr has returned to her stand-up comedy origins and emerged stronger than ever.
In response to a question on whether or not she feels betrayed by her co-stars from her canceled comedy, she said: “I can’t know what they think or feel. I don’t know why they did what they did. I’m not like them. I realized that.
“I can’t believe what they did, with all the pain that I went through to bring the show back. And it didn’t faze them to murder my character, either.
“They s*** on my contribution to television and the show itself. But I forgive everybody.
“I started thinking that God took me out of there to save me. And once I started thinking that way, I was, like, a lot better off.”
She added: “I’ve survived. I’ve come out on the other side of it, finally. But it was a witch-burning. And it was terrifying.”
Grammy winner Janelle Monáe has threatened to take revenge on her followers who favored a tweet critical of her attire.
On Sunday, 5 February 2023, the actor and artist attended the Grammy Awards sporting a gorgeous black dress and long arm-length gloves.
Despite going for a more refined style, at least one admirer couldn’t resist making fun of the 37-year-earlier old’s attire.
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