She has had a lot of hate surrounding her the past few months, but actress Roseanne Barr isn’t going down without a fight, launching a YouTube channel to explain her “racist” tweet.
The 65-year-old 1980’s television sensation was set to reignite her fame with the reboot of popular show Roseanne.
However, the star was cut out of the much-anticipated show after going on a Twitter rant that was branded everything from “racist” to “abhorrent”.
Barr’s tweets took aim at a series of people, including former US President Barack Obama’s former senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton and Jewish billionaire and philanthropist George Soros.
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” she reportedly wrote in the tweet about Jarrett, who is African-American.
However, months later, Barr has come out swinging on her own YouTube channel, claiming it’s a place she can speak freely without the filter of “bias” media.
“When the ABC called and asked me to explain my egregious and unforgivable tweet I told them I thought Valerie was white,” she exclaimed.
“And I also said I am willing to go on The View, Jimmy Kimmel [Live], or whatever other show you want me to go on and explain that to my audience.”
Claiming that has been her statement from the beginning, Barr continued her rant by saying she was targeted because of her political views.
“Instead what happened, was about 40 minutes after that my show was cancelled before even one advertiser pulled out and I was labelled a racist,” she shouted.
“Why you ask? Because I voted for Donald Trump and that is not allowed in Hollywood.”
In May the US President weighed in on the debate, taking to Twitter to ask why the US Network said sorry to Jarrett, but not to him for statements that were made on the network about him.
“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr,” he wrote. “Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologise for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”
Meanwhile a spin off of Roseanne, titled The Conners, is set to go ahead without Barr.