Roseanne blames anti-Semitism for her firing
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Roseanne Barr is blaming anti-Semitism for last year's cancellation of her ABC sitcom, which got the ax shortly after its star posted a racist tweet.

"I feel that what happened to me, a large part of it is anti-Semitism," the former “Roseanne” star said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post published Friday.


“I think it played a part — the fact that I was never allowed to explain what I meant — and what I meant was a commentary on Iran, so they purposely mischaracterized what I said and wouldn't let me explain,” the Jewish actress and comedian said. “And in haste they did something unprecedented that they've never done to any other artist. And at the base of that I think it's because I am the most vocal person about Israel and BDS [the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement].”

ABC promptly canceled its top-rated show in May after its star tweeted that former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was the offspring of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”

“Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” Channing Dungey, then-ABC entertainment president, said in a statement at the time.

Barr apologized shortly after the Jarrett tweet. In a video posted on her YouTube page in July, Barr, referring to Jarrett, screamed into the camera, “I thought the bitch was white!”

The network didn’t respond to ITK’s request for comment about Barr’s latest remarks.

Barr, 66, a supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE, played a fan of the commander in chief in the reboot of her hit '90s show.

ABC in October premiered a spin-off of the series, titled “The Conners,” minus Barr.

In December, Barr announced plans to address the Knesset, Israel's parliament, this month as lawmakers prepare for April elections. She also plans to visit various sites in Israel and speak at multiple events.

"I want Israelis to know what it's like to be an American Jew, so I'll be speaking about that," she told The Jerusalem Post. "You guys don't go through the anti-Semitism that we go through in America."

The comic — who ran for president in 2012 as the Peace and Freedom Party’s candidate — said she’s still tuned into the political world.

"I like politics, I'm very interested in it," she told the paper. "I'd have to be real serious to [run for prime minister], and so far I'm better running for queen — of Israel or the world," she quipped.