Roseanne Barr Makes Heartbreaking Statement about Hollywood Blackballing: ‘They Did Want Me to Commit Suicide’

Sitcom legend Roseanne Barr has issued a heartbreaking statement about her experience of Hollywood blackballing after she became a target of cancel culture.

Bar spoke out ahead of her triumphant return tonight to the stage on Monday night with her new comedy special “Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!” on Fox Nation.

Debuting the same day on the streaming service is a documentary examining her stormy career called “Who Is Roseanne Barr?”

She discusses the emotional turmoil she went through when her famous character was killed off in her sitcom “Roseanne.”

“There was no one in Hollywood really defending me publicly, except for Mo’nique, who is a brave, close, dear friend,” Barr reveals in the documentary.

“I can’t know what they think or feel.

“I don’t know why they did what they did.

“I’m not like them. It didn’t faze them to murder my character, either.

“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.

“When they killed my character off, that was a message to me, knowing that I’m mentally ill or have mental health issues, that they did want me to commit suicide.”

“They killed my character,” Barr continued.

“And all of that was to say thank you for bringing 28 million viewers, which they never had before and will never see again.

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“I came back after 20 years and was No. 1 again. That’s unprecedented.

“So I started thinking about all the positives of it, my work and the contribution I made to pop culture and television, its portrayal of a woman and her working-class family.

“They can’t take that away from me. They’ll probably try.

“And I’m so happy that this is the most offensive in my stand-up that I’ve ever had the balls to be.

“I just was so happy that when I looked out in the audience there, the bond between myself and them was not broken.

“I have a large African American and people of color fan base.

“I always felt horrible and wondered whether that would go away.

“That was always so important to me, because my whole career had started in jazz clubs and in neighborhoods where working-class people lived and where I lived.

“I was afraid that this horrible experience would poison all that.

“But there it was in all its majesty and beauty.

“I was performing to a beautiful, diverse audience.

“And that made me so happy,” she said.

“We can’t let them kill comedy.

“We can’t let these censors and book burners have the last say.

“We have to protect comedy.

“The Left has no sense of humor at all, nor do they have any sense of humor about themselves.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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