Roseanne Barr to produce and perform in comedy special for Fox Nation
20th September 2022

Roseanne Barr will star in Fox Nation comedy special nearly FIVE YEARS after being fired by ABC for saying Obama aide looked like ‘Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby’

  • Roseanne Barr, 69, will return to television for a one hour comedy special hosted by Fox Nation in 2023
  • Barr will produce and star in A Roseanne Comedy Special after being cancelled in 2018 from a ‘racist comment’ against President Obama’s former advisor 
  • The controversial actress had her hit 1990s sitcom Roseanne cancelled almost immediately despite the shows high rankings

Roseanne Barr is set to return to the big screen after being dramatically fired by ABC for an allegedly racist tweet towards an advisor to Barack Obama.

The 69-year-old will produce and star in A Roseanne Comedy Special – with ‘no subjects off limits -‘ on Fox Nation next year.

The one-hour comedy special will be her first in 16 years, according to the media outlet.

‘Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with the American audience like no other,’ Jason Klarman, president of Fox Nation said.

‘Her ability to channel the challenges of everyday people and find the humor in all has earned her the passionate following of millions of dedicated fans.

Barr will join other celebrities hosting their own shows on the platform, including Sharon Osbourne in her four-part series that is set to be released on September 26.

The controversial television star hasn’t been on television since being kicked off her hit show, Roseanne, after she tweeted that Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American and advised Barack and Michelle Obama, looked like the ‘Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby.’

Roseanne Barr, 69, will produce and star in A Roseanne Comedy Special, with ‘no subjects off limits,’ on Fox Nation in 2023

ABC cancelled Roseanne Barr’s television show just hours after the comedian posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett

Roseanne said Jarrett (right) looked like the ‘Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby’ in 2018 

Barr later apologized about the tweet and said she was in an ‘Ambien fog’

Barr has been apprehensive about putting herself back out in the public eye after her controversial tweet, she previously told DailyMail.com.

She was promptly fired by ABC after it and was effectively blacklisted by much of Hollywood.

At the time, Barr said she wasn’t aware that Jarrett was black and revealed that she wrote the now-deleted post when she was in an Ambien fog.

‘When it happened it was like I thought I was gonna lose my life,’ she recalled. ‘It was devastating and horrible and is unprecedented too that they would do that to me.’

Barr reckons that her continued support of President Donald Trump played into ABC’s decision to boot her.

‘All of Hollywood, they just hate him and they hate those of us who like him. There is no way around it.

‘So, yeah, I think they took me off because I liked him and I like him because I’m a Jew and he likes Israel,’ Barr said matter-of-factly.

After sending the controversial tweet toward Jarrett, she apologized ‘for making a bad joke’ about her politics and looks.

‘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,’ she wrote.

Despite this, her posts sparked a furious backlash with critics calling on ABC to cancel her show – which became the third highest-rated US show after Sunday Night Football and This Is Us.

Roseanne’s show ran from 1988 to 2018 before she kicked off the air amid outraged people on Twitter

Her show was cancelled despite the hit becoming the third highest-rated US show after Sunday Night Football and This Is Us.

‘We have decided to cancel her show,’ Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, announced

Jarrett responded to Roseanne’s comments during a town hall on MSNBC called ‘Everyday Racism in America’ and said ABC made the right call in canceling her show.

‘First of all, I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment,’ she said.

‘I’m fine. I’m worried about all the people out there who don’t have a circle of friends and followers coming to their defense.

She also said that Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, which owns ABC, had called her before announcing the cancellation.

‘He wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling the show,’ she said, according to NBC News.

Iger also tweeted about the cancellation, saying: ‘There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.’

ROSEANNE’S CONTROVERSIAL TWITTER THROUGH THE YEARS 

While Roseanne Barr’s tweet about Valerie Jarrett was the final straw for ABC, the comedian has been stirring up controversy on Twitter for years. 

Barr came under fire on the very night the revival of Roseanne premiered in April when she accused Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg of giving a ‘Nazi Salute’.

It appeared Barr was jumping on the conspiracy theory that Hogg and other survivors of the horrific school shooting were Nazis. 

Barr came under fire on the very night the revival of Roseanne premiered in April when she accused Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg of giving a ‘Nazi Salute’.

Barr swiftly took the tweet down and claimed that she had seen a ‘doctored’ image of Hogg. 

But internet sleuths found a grab of Barr’s original tweet, which revealed she was commenting on picture of Hogg raising his fist at the March For Our Lives rally. 

That same week, Barr also made headlines when she tweeted about a bizarre right-wing conspiracy theory claiming Trump broke up a pedophile ring created by Democratic politicians.  

Barr claimed that it was Trump who had freed ‘so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world’. 

In 2015 Barr made headlines after tweeting she ‘hope UC Davis gets nuked’ after the student body voted to divest from companies that have ties to Israel

‘He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now,’ she added. 

The tweet was similar to when, in 2015, Barr revealed that she believed the Pizzagate conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex-ring in a pizza shop. 

‘Americans! The reason #DEMOCRATS aren’t approving #Sessions is bc he will prosecure #HRC – and make arrests over PedoGate RT THIS!! WAKE UP!!’

Barr was slammed and derided for the tweets. She later apologized for mentioning child trafficking and said Twitter was ‘not the place for it’. 

In 2015 Barr made headlines after tweeting she ‘hope all the jews leave UC Davis and then it gets nuked!’ after the student body voted to divest from companies that have ties to Israel 

In 2012 the comedian came under fire after she spoke out against transgender bathroom rights

In 2012 the comedian came under fire after she spoke out against transgender bathroom rights. 

‘Women do not want your penises forced in their faces or in private bathrooms. Respect that,’ she wrote.  

After the comedian’s most recent Twitter controversies came to light, Walt Disney President Ben Sherwood responded that ‘you can’t control Roseanne Barr’.

‘Many who have tried have failed. She’s the one and only,’ he added. 

But as Tuesday’s news has proved, you can still cancel here. 

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