Roseanne Barr accused her former employers at ABC of “anti-S-emitism,” contending in a current interview that her outspoken help of Israel performed a task in her firing final yr.
“I really feel that what occurred to me, a big a part of it’s anti-Semitism,” Barr advised the Jerusalem Submit revealed Friday forward of a deliberate handle of the Israeli parliament later this month. “I believe it performed a component — the truth that I used to be by no means allowed to clarify what I meant — and what I meant was a commentary on Iran — in order that they purposely mischaracterized what I mentioned and would not let me clarify.”
She continued, “In haste they did one thing unprecedented that they’ve by no means carried out to another artist. And on the base of that I believe it is as a result of I’m probably the most vocal individual about Israel and BDS.”
A rep for ABC had no remark.
Barr, the star and government producer of ABC’s high-profile “Roseanne” reboot final season, was ousted by the community after she posted a tweet evaluating a Valerie Jarrett, a former Obama administration official who’s African American, to “Planet of the Apes.”
Inside hours of the tweet, ABC introduced that it was chopping ties with Barr regardless of the gangbusters rankings of “Roseanne,” calling Barr’s tweet “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”
The present was revived this previous fall as a derivative titled “The Conners,” with out Barr’s involvement.
“What I mentioned was mischaracterized purposely and repeatedly, in order that they did not even know what I meant, however they needed to form it they usually did — they mentioned it was one thing racial, when it was really one thing political,” Barr mentioned within the Jerusalem Submit interview.
“And I’ve by no means in my life carried out something racist, and I believe my profession proves that,” she mentioned. “They usually did it so shortly — to fireplace and label and slander my title. I believe it had lots to do with figuring out with Israel.”
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