Roseanne Barr wants to do a nude interview with Valerie Jarrett on her new show
Roseanne Barr, whose comments against Valerie Jarrett led to her ABC show being cancelled, says the only reason she was being tagged racist was that she voted for Donald Trump
Roseanne Barr says she would like to have Valerie Jarrett on her new Youtube show only if "she is nude" adding that viewers can expect a lot of nudity on her new show. On Wednesday, Barr reluctantly told a TMZ reporter that she would like to talk to Jarrett about their Twitter squabble and invited Jarrett on her show saying, "Come on my show". Barr was a little disappointed when she was compared to James Gunn. She said that she was nothing like Gunn, the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor who got fired over his Twitter comments, "I am not like him."
Barr's show on ABC Television Network was canceled following her racist Twitter post against the former Obama Administration official Valerie Jarrett. Barr used Jarrett's initials and said: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". She soon received backlash for her statement. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement: "Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
The 65-year-old comedian had however apologized for her behavior as she later tweeted, "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans... I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me – my joke was in bad taste.”
Jarrett, however, kept things light from her side. She jokingly asked, "Roseanne who?" when she was asked about Barr during her appearance on 'The View'. She explained that she doesn't worry herself with trivial matters such as these. “In all seriousness, as I’ve said before, I’m fine,” she added.
“I’m just fine. If one of you said something like that about me it might hurt my feelings, but this isn’t what keeps me up at night.” However, when asked about Barr's planned interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity Jarrett replied, "Less is more, don’t you think?... I won't be watching. I hope you all won’t be watching either.”
Barr is supposed to appear for her first TV interview since ABC fired her show 'Roseanne' and replaced it with a spin-off 'The Conners'. She took to Twitter to inform her fans about the upcoming interview:
To my wonderful fans who I treasure and love-who have carried me these past weeks when I was 2 weak 2 carry myself: I will be doing a TV interview this week. I’ll tell u about it tomorrow!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) July 8, 2018
However, she soon decided that she would put up her own show on YouTube where she would put up the real reasons behind her racist tweets and the cancelation of her show on ABC.
After a lot of thought, I decided that I won’t be doing any TV interviews, too stressful & untrustworthy 4 me & my fans. I’m going to film it myself & post it on my youtube channel in the next week-the entire explanation of what happened & why! I love you all-sign up & get ready.— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) July 10, 2018
Barr has in fact posted two short clips on YouTube, in one of which while being filmed by her son Jake, she yells out, "I thought the b**** was white." In the other video, she claimed that the only reason why she was being tagged as a "racist" was that she had voted for Donald Trump and that apparently is not allowed in Hollywood.
In an interview with Rabbi Shmuley on Repentance and Jewish Values, Barr had nevertheless said, "It's really hard to say this but, I didn't mean what they think I meant. And that's what's so painful. But I have to face that it hurts people."