Roseanne Barr is finally back and uncancelled. She has, at long last, a big comeback comedy special on Fox Nation called Roseanne Barr: Cancel This! The special is her first comedy special in nearly two decades and the appearance is her first since 2018. As background, she was canceled in 2018 after posting a non-politically correct tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett on Twitter.
Specifically, Roseanne tweeted “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” She then apologized for the tweet, saying “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.” Despite the apology, ABC still fired her and cancel the show.
Well, now she’s back. And, speaking about being back and the incident that got her canceled during an interview with the Los Angeles Times, said that the cancel culture attack on her was like a witch-burning, saying “It was a witch-burning. And it was terrifying. I would die many times. I guess you would call it the dark night of the soul. I felt like the devil himself was coming against me to try to tear me apart, to punish me for believing in God.”
Continuing, she then blew up on the former friends of hers that stabbed her in the back after her one non-PC comment, saying “I don’t know why they did what they did. I’m not like them. I realized that. I can’t believe what they did, with all the pain that I went through to bring the show back. And it didn’t faze them to murder my character, either. They sh*t on my contribution to television and the show itself.”
Then, after saying that those who attacked her were acting like they were in witch burning and that they stabbed her in the back, she said that she forgives them. In her words: “But I forgive everybody. I started thinking that God took me out there to save me. And once I started thinking that way, I was, like a lot better off.”
Despite forgiving those former friends and backstabbers, however, Roseanne’s eyes are still wide open as to what the cancel culture loons are like, knowing that they’ll never stop coming for her now that she has offended them. In her words:
“They didn’t do it to anyone else in Hollywood, although they always throw in Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. Well, Louis C.K. did lose everything, but he committed an actual [offense]. And Dave Chappelle was protected by Netflix. … I’m the only person who’s lost everything, whose life’s work was stolen, stolen by people who I thought loved me. And there was silence.”
“I don’t think they’ll ever stop trying to come after me, particularly now that I am getting the last laugh on their a**. That’s why I’m coming back. I never would have that last laugh unless I’m strong enough to stand on two feet, and although I do have to wear adult diapers while doing it, I am not ever going to stop making fun of power and its arrogance, and I don’t give a f*** what color it is. I’ll be there. Make the most f***ing fun of it that I can before I croak.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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