Roseanne Barr’s tweet about a White House advisor four years ago was widely criticized as racist.
Now she’s coming out swinging in a new documentary airing Sunday night on Reelz.
2018 saw the ABC reboot fire the sitcom star. “Roseanne,”After responding to a Twitter thread about Valerie Jarrett (a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama), I said “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
After the blowback, Barr tweeted an apology and said she was under the influence of the sleep aid Ambien at the time.
Sanofi, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Ambien, responded by tweeting that “Sanofi medications do not have a side effect known to cause racism.
Barr also launched into a tirade in an interview for The Guardian. “I thought the b**** was white!”
Today, the comedian is asking for an end her banishment from the new documentary “Roseanne: Kicked Out of Hollywood.”
She’s also revealing how she tried to save her job by asking ABC executives to put her on national TV so she could say she was sorry.
“They were like, ‘What possible excuse have you got for why you did this? Why you did such an egregious, unforgivable thing?’ And I said, ‘I have no excuse.’ And I just said, ‘Let me go on The View and apologize and explain I made a mistake,’”Barr stated.
Former “Roseanne”Allan Stephan, executive producer, believes Barr should get another chance.
“You’re not a racist overnight. It’s not who she is,”Stephan.
Stephan has known Barr for 40 years and says he’s never heard her utter a racist word. He says she’s back in Los Angeles, where they’re hoping to sell a new TV series.
“I think the fans will be happy to have her back. Roseanne’s a great comedian,”Stephan.