Roseanne Barr is finally calling out ABC for what she believes was the real reason for her firing.
According to Barr, the reason she was fired was nothing more than “anti-Semitism” on the part of the network.
How It All Happened
Barr has always been very vocal — and very controversial — on social media.
She was an adamant Trump supporter as well as a staunch supporter of Israel, especially as she is Jewish.
While that got her a lot of negative attention, the real problem was a controversial tweet she sent out about Valerie Jarrett.
In that tweet, she made a comment calling Jarrett the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes” movie.
Within hours of the tweet, ABC fired her and canceled her self-titled sitcom.
Roseanne immediately took ownership of her actions and apologized if she had offended anyone, but she was never given the chance to explain herself to the network.
Barr later explained that the comments were not meant to be racial, but instead a political statement.
On Friday, Barr explained the situation in full and shared her actual intent with the tweet, telling the Jerusalem Post: “I feel that what happened to me, a large part of it is anti-Semitism.”
She went on to explain that her comments were actually a commentary on what was going on with Iran at the time.
Her words were mischaracterized and the network then “did something unprecedented that they’ve never done to any other artist.”
Barr added: “And at the base of that I think it’s because I am the most vocal person about Israel and BDS.”
By BDS, she was referring to the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.
Whether you agree with her explanation or not, she has a point.
We have seen some reprehensible comments made by liberal stars that seem to get nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
Being a conservative in Hollywood today is the equivalent of having the Scarlet Letter burned on your forehead.
The moment you are stamped, you are virtually unemployable.