Actress Roseanne Barr has spoken out to say that “witch-burning” and “terrible censorship” were the reasons she lost her Hollywood TV show.
Barr is breaking her silence in a new documentary on Reelz called, Roseanne: Kicked Out of Hollywood.
And the sitcom legend is holding nothing back.
She says her career was canceled due to “witch-burning” by the corporate media.
Barr revealed that her show was canceled 40 minutes after she posted the now-infamous tweet about Valerie Jarret.
“I used to be called a racist,” she says in the documentary.
“It was politically expedient for them to speak nonsense in my name.”
Barr says she got a call soon after the tweet from her longtime boyfriend, Johnny Argent, who she said was yelling: “Racist?! Iran isn’t a f**king race, you idiot!”
“Witch-burning is what it is,” Barr says.
“Intellectual witch-burning, and arrogance and ignorance.
“All of the press of the United States and the world, how they interpreted my tweet without any knowledge of the fact that I was sending it to a journalist in Iran about what was happening to the people in Iran.
“We’re under such terrible censorship.
“It’s just terrible and frightening.
“I shouldn’t have done that, but by God, I was really pissed off that day.
“I did something I wouldn’t do if I wasn’t on that Ambien. It drives you crazy sh*t.
“Everyone was begging me to give up my Twitter. Everyone.
“My kids were trying to lock me out, but I wouldn’t!
“Because it’s like, I just couldn’t.
“I’m a goddamn American, I’m not going to do it.
“I’m a comic, I’m a bad girl, I’m too rock ’n’ roll.
“I’m going to say f**k it and f**k you ’til I take my last breath,” she said.
Great set by Gilbert Gottfried at the Roseanne Barr roast. pic.twitter.com/9rNzkKvWxb
— último hombre (@Johngotit_) April 12, 2022
In her new documentary, Roseanne Barr says that her show was canceled 40 minutes after her racist tweet aimed at White House senior adviser Valeria Jarrett: “I was called a racist. It was politically expedient for them to shit on my name.” https://t.co/tJDXohRUEJ
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 19, 2022