'A large part of it is antisemitism': Roseanne Barr claims ABC fired her because she is Jewish and supports Israel
This time the former 'Roseanne' actress took refuge in being a minor by claiming that she was fired solely on the basis of antisemitism
Roseanne Barr has come up with yet another reason to compensate for her firing from ABC following the controversial tweet that she had posted against the former US President's former adviser, Valerie Jarrett. However, this time the former 'Roseanne' actress took refuge in being a minor by claiming that she was fired solely on the basis of antisemitism. This is yet again one of the countless efforts that Barr had made in order to cover up for the tweet that addressed the former adviser as "Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby=vj."
In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, she claimed that the executives at ABC were up against her for the only reason that she is a Jew and supports Israel. "What I said was mischaracterized purposely and repeatedly, so they didn't even know what I meant, but they wanted to shape it and they did - they said it was something racial when it was actually something political," she said. "And I have never in my life done anything racist, and I think my career proves that. And they did it so quickly - to fire and label and slander my name. I think it had a lot to do with identifying with Israel."
Her interview takes place just a few days prior to her upcoming visit at the Knesset on January 31 along with her friend and mentor Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Picking up the issue that she was apparently never allowed to explain what she meant, Barr stuck to her theory that being a Jew she was facing this kind of discrimination.
"I think it played a part - the fact that I was never allowed to explain what I meant - and what I meant was a commentary on Iran - so they purposely mischaracterized what I said and wouldn't let me explain. And in haste, they did something unprecedented that they've never done to any other artist. And at the base of that, I think it's because I am the most vocal person about Israel and BDS."
However, Barr certainly isn't alone in her fight and her mentor Boteach supported the actress stating, "She wrote one tweet, she apologized for it, she cried, she asked Valerie Jarett publicly for forgiveness, she humbled herself." If things hadn't escalated enough already, Barr is certainly making a point of coming out clean by using her origins to gain sympathy. As she is set to speak about the matter at Knesset, she said, "I want Israelis to know what it's like to be an American Jew, so I'll be speaking about that. You guys don't go through the antisemitism that we go through in America."
This certainly isn't the first time that Barr has blamed antisemitism for the firing from ABC. Following the controversial tweets in May 2018, about a later, Barr had once again tweeted in which she claimed that 'The Planet of Apes' is actually about antisemitism although many claims that it is a metaphor for racism. "Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want."
Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 14, 2018
Barr was immediately sacked by ABC which claimed that her the tweet was "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show", and the 'Roseanne' reboot went on without her, as 'The Conners'.