Roseanne Barr says that ABC fired her solely because she voted for President Trump. She may have a point. On May 15th, 2018, ABC said that Roseanne would be less political. Then Roseanne disputed that and said the show will remain political.
Less than two weeks later, Roseanne was fired. If ABC were going to fire her from the show because she voted Trump, that would have been the perfect time to do it. And we all know what ABC thinks about Trump. You could make a really good case either way on this one.
Roseanne has received several offers to do a TV show since she was fired. I think she should put one stipulation into any contract she signs. They have to put her show opposite of “The Connors”. Now that would be sweet because she made that show and without her most of the talent has left the building.
From The Blast: Roseanne Barr says she was fired from ABC for one reason: “It’s because I voted for Donald Trump.”
In a new video, Barr says she was willing to go on any show of ABC’s choosing to explain what happened with “egregious and unforgivable” to her audience.
“Instead what happened was about 40 minutes after that, my show was canceled before even one advertiser pulled out and I was labeled a racist.”
She then explains, “Why, you ask? Well, the answer is simple, it’s because I voted for Donald Trump.”
As The Blast previously reported, the comedian sat down with her son, Jake, last weekend and allowed herself to be interviewed about the whole fiasco that ended with her getting fired from ABC and everyone from “Roseanne” turning their backs on her.
Jake says they’ve been working on a series of interviews that give Roseanne the chance to “control the message without the media spin.”
Some of the interviews have been with Roseanne Barr’s close friends, and provide explanation and context regarding her infamous Valerie Jarrett tweet. In the first clip released, Roseanne screams in frustration as she reiterates that she did not know Jarrett was African-American.
As we previously reported, Roseanne said she had no idea VJ was black when she made the “Planet of the Ape” comment. It’s pretty clear her position hasn’t changed.