Actress and comedian Rosanne Barr is back with a new documentary Rosanne: Kicked Out of Hollywood. The 69-year old legend speaks candidly about her ousting from the revival of her ’90s sitcom “Roseanne,” now known as “The Conners.”
According to The New York Post, “The outspoken star alleged that ABC always had issues with her contentious (the network president labeled them ‘repugnant’) tweets and comments — and engaged in ‘intellectual witch-burning’ to silence her.”
“Any tweet that was not ‘I love Hillary Clinton,’ I got a call for,” Barr says. “Everyone was begging me to give up my Twitter [use]. Everyone,” she also noted. “My kids were trying to lock me out, but I wouldn’t because it’s like I just couldn’t.”
“I’m a goddamn American and I’m not going to do it,” the mother of five stated. “I’m a comic. I’m a bad girl. I’m too rock and roll. I’m going to say f— it and f— you until I take my last breath.”
“I shoulda not did it, but by God, I was really pissed that day,” Barr added. “And I did something I wouldn’t do if I hadn’t been on that Ambien. It makes you do a lot of crazy s–t.”
“When [ABC] called me up, they were like, ‘What possible excuse have you got for why you did this? Why you did such an egregious, unforgivable thing?’ And I said, ‘I have no excuse. The only thing is, I thought she was white.’ And they said nothing back,” she added.
“Roseanne: Kicked Out of Hollywood” airs April 24, at 8 p.m. ET, on Reelz.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 20, 2022