Roseanne Barr says she wasn’t fired from ABC over her racist tweet targeting former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, but because she “voted for Donald Trump.”

In a video released Friday on her YouTube channel, the former “Roseanne” star looks straight into a camera and says she wants to speak to Americans “without the filter of the biased media.”

Barr says shortly after she posted a tweet in May saying Jarrett was the child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes,” she got a call from ABC, the network that aired her top-rated sitcom.


“When ABC called and asked me to explain my egregious and unforgivable tweet,” Barr said, using air quotes as she described her Twitter post, ”I told them I thought Valerie Jarrett was white, and I also said I’m willing to go on ‘The View,’ Jimmy Kimmel or whatever show you want me to go on and explain that to my audience.”

“Instead, what happened was about 40 minutes after that, my show was canceled before even one advertiser pulled out, and I was labeled a racist,” Barr, 65, says.

“Why, you ask? Well, the answer is simple. It’s because I voted for Donald Trump, and that’s not allowed in Hollywood,” she adds.

In the reboot of the 1990s series, Barr's character was a fan of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE. Like her character, Barr has also expressed support for the commander in chief.

In a statement about the cancellation of “Roseanne,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey called Barr’s Twitter statement “abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent” with the network’s values.

Before the Twitter controversy, Trump had lauded the series's ratings, praising them as "unbelievable" during a March speech.

Last month, ABC announced it would, in the fall, debut a "Roseanne" spinoff tentatively titled "The Conners" — minus Barr.  

The comedian’s latest video came one day after she released a clip on YouTube in which she was seen smoking a cigarette and screaming, “I thought the bitch was white!” in reference to Jarrett.