Featured Story: Roseanne Barr Calls Out ‘Hypocrisy’ In Hollywood. Pointed Fingers At Joy Behar And Jimmy Kimmel

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Celebrity Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, writer, producer and comedian who started her career with stand-up comedy before becoming popular for her television sitcom Roseanne. She’s a proud winner of a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award in Best Actress category for this show.

Roseanne has also been previously criticized for supporting Donald Trump, where Hollywood branded her as a traitor as most of the Hollywood is Liberal.

In 2018 Roseanne Barr was fired from the revival of her show from the 80’s ‘Roseanne Revived’ in which she was the main character, following a tweet she made about Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to Barack Obama.

On February 9th, in an interview with Los Angeles Times, Roseanne opened up about being fired from her sitcom’s reboot on ABC in 2018. She used the term “witch burning” to describe what happened to her.

“When they killed my character off, that was a message to me, knowing that I’m mentally ill or I have mental health issues that they did what want me to commit suicide. They killed my character, and my character. All that was to say thankyou for bringing 28 million viewers which they never had before and will never see again, because they can kiss my ass.”

After Roseanne’s character was killed all of a sudden ‘due to an opioid overdose’, Roseanne felt betrayed by her co-stars, realizing that she doesn’t know how they really feel or what they think about her. The show was later rebranded as ‘The Conners”, which is currently on its 5th season on ABC.

Later during the week, Roseanne opened up once again in a Fox Interview:

“Joy Behar did blackface, Jimmy Kimmel did blackface and [ABC] didn’t fire them”

Joy Behar has denied the allegation previously, stating that she just “dressed up as a beautiful African-American woman” for Halloween.

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Kimmel on the other hand went one step ahead and tried to portray Karl Malone, NBA legend.

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In the interview, Barr directly addressed ABC:

“You should have allowed me to go on your other news shows, particularly those ones hosted by people who have done blackface and you never fired them, you should have let me go on there.”

Barr called out Kimmel directly:

“Jimmy Kimmel and his girlfriend Sarah Silverman, they did blackface and you never even said it is wrong that you did that. And they just let that go.”

In 2018, Jimmy Kimmel Tweeted the following in response to Barr’s tweet:

“What @TheRealRoseanne said is indefensible, but angrily attacking a woman who is obviously not well does no good for anyone. Please take a breath and remember that mental health issues are real. The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion and help right now.”

Later in 2020, Kimmel issued a statement sharing that he feels his blackface act was “embarrassing” and that he has “evolved and matured” since then.

Barr explained that except a few friends, everyone in the industry abandoned her and contributed to her being branded as a racist. Her friends supported her, but she declined to disclose their names as they might ‘get canceled’ as well.

“Just a few, a few very very brave people such as, I want to say the most brave being my friend Mo’Nique,”

Barr talked about Monique Angela Hicks, her African-American comedian friend. In addition, it is well known that Director Judd Apatow also defended her.

“Aside from those two people, everyone else was afraid. I don’t say anything else but they were afraid because it’s a mob mentality.”

Talking about other comedians who have suffered similar situations, she went on stating:

“We have to because we are pro-free speech. We’re pro-American values. And if we come back and namby-pamby it, we’re not fighting because comedy is supposed the thing that laughs, you know power the scorn especially when it’s corrupt. And this is why we became comics in the first place, is to go ‘NO!’ we’re not going to do that and you’re funny—to say you’re funny to those in power because you’re so corrupt and here’s the joke about them. That’s why we do it.”

She then praised Fox Nation for her special feature ‘Cancel This!’ which has been a source of power for her. She stated that she found her role in politics as a comedian because comedy is a “free speech art form”.

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