Roseanne Barr has criticised what she believes is the sexist double standard of cancel culture, and she has apologized to ABC for sacking her from her own sitcom reboot "Roseanne," which she rebranded as "The Conners."
In a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, Barr said of the violence. "They just molested me so badly." They hate me because I have talent and an opinion. Even if 'Roseanne' became [ABC's] No. 1 show, they'd rather not have a No. 1 show."
Barr continued, "When they killed my character off, it was a message to me - knowing that I'm mentally ill or have mental health problems - that they wanted me to commit suicide."
Barr pointed out that since their being "canceled" by the public, fellow stand-ups Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. have continued to tour and draw people.
“It wasn’t done to anyone else in Hollywood, although they always [mention] Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K.,” Barr said. “Well, Louis C.K. lost everything, but he committed an actual [offence]. And Dave Chappelle was protected by Netflix. I’m the only person who’s lost everything, who’s lost my life’s work stolen by people who I believed loved me.”
“And there was no silence. There was no one in Hollywood really defending me publicly, except for Mo’Nique, who is a brave, close, dear friend.”
Mo'Nique also filed a lawsuit against Netflix, alleging that the streamer lacked racial or gender discrimination when negotiating payment for a stand-up special. The lawsuit was later settled, with Mo'Nique announcing a new special.
Barr was given the boot from "Roseanne" after revealing that White House advisor Valerie Jarrett was related to the "Planet of the Apes" films and the Muslim Brotherhood. Barr later said she did not realize Jarrett was Black and was on Ambien at the time of the tweet.
Barr is currently leading a stand-up segment on Fox Nation called "Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!" She claims the new network has allowed her to be her "most offensive" yet.
Barr said he's so happy that this is the most offensive in my stand-up that I've ever had the balls to be.