As you all probably remember, Roseanne Barr was BOOTED from her own show after making what was considered “racist” joke about Valerie Jarett.
At the time she apologized and blamed the tweet on her Ambien usage.
Now, she’s blaming her firing on someone else:
Roseanne Barr believes Michelle Obama is responsible for getting her fired from her eponymous ABC reboot.
The hit reboot of “Roseanne” was famously canceled in May 2018 after Barr, 66, posted a series of allegedly racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic tweets, including one saying that former President Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to someone from “Planet of the Apes” and the Islamic Brotherhood.
Barr initially took responsibility for the remark, which she has alternately blamed on using Ambien and supporting President Donald Trump, but now she believes the former first lady is behind her getting the reboot boot.
“She said, ‘This tweet is unforgivable.’ That’s what I was told and I tend to believe it because the woman who fired me is now working with the Obamas at Netflix,” Barr fumed to The Sunday Times (via The Sun).
I thought it was all talk until that Netflix part.
Maybe she has a point?
In late May 2018, Barr retweeted a fan who claimed that the Obamas were behind her firing, though she never said so herself until this week. She replied to the tweet at the time, “Is this true?”
The claim has never actually been substantiated.
It’s certainly interesting. I wonder if there’s truth to it. I mean… there’s no doubt Roseanne would have been in major trouble with the network either way, but if someone at the network was close with Mrs. Obama, and Michelle was raging… well, then maybe she didn’t even get a second thought.
The comedian also expressed outrage at ABC still using her characters in “Roseanne” spinoff “The Conners,” in which her character was killed off in an opioid overdose.
After her firing, Barr initially gave her blessing to use the characters, cast and crew of “Roseanne” for “The Conners,” but lashed out after her onscreen death was revealed.
In June 2018, Barr said in a statement that she accepted a settlement and to be removed to make way for “The Conners,” telling press, “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from ‘Roseanne.’ I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved.”
She’s not feeling so warm and fuzzy anymore:
“They think because they killed me it’s OK to use me, use the memory of me,” she fumed to The Times. “Still mention me. It’s still my show, but they stole it. They are going to do it to other comics. I’m just the first.”
Honestly… I’d be crabby about the whole thing too. This show was her life’s work. It had her dang NAME on it.
I’d be LIVID.