Veteran comedian Rosanne Barr was famously canceled in 2018 after tweeting out a controversial joke about senior Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Yet during a recent interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Barr made clear that she’s coming back.
Barr: “I need to have my say”
“Well, it’s kind of a return to standup after many years,” Barr said of her comedy special “Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!” which aired Monday on Fox Nation.
She explained that the network “offered me, you know, to come and do a standup special. And it was in response to being, you know, fired.”
“And they came to my defense and I was like, well, I thought about it and I was like, ‘Yeah, I need to have my say,'” the comedian told Carlson.
“A great, great way to, you know, scorn power, too, especially during Biden’s presidency,” Barr said. “I love laughing it to scorn because it deserves to be laughed, to scorn. And my jokes are so great. They’re the most offensive.”
Comedian mistakenly believed Valerie Jarrett is Jewish
Barr went on to declare that she and others who have been targeted for cancellation have agreed that they will “be even more offensive than we’ve ever been before” upon coming back.
“And I’m so happy because you’ve got to be more offensive when the culture is so offensive that it makes absolutely no sense that it’s anti-life, anti-human, anti-culture, anti-citizen,” she declared. “You’ve got to be so offensive to offend the most offensive thing that is on earth right now. And I think I’ve done it.”
Barr was fired from her ABC show “Roseanne” in 2018 after tweeting that the Iranian-born Jarrett looked like the “Muslim Brotherhood and ‘Planet of The Apes’ had a baby.”
The Hill reported at the time that Barr responded to the controversy by explaining she did not know Jarrett is African American.
Barr says she was punished for supporting Trump
Rather, Barr said that she thought the high-profile Democrat was of Persian and Jewish descent. Barr is herself Jewish and claimed her remarks were meant as criticism of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 14, 2018
In 2019, Barr was asked by The Times of Israel whether she found herself being punished for her support of former President Donald Trump.
“Absolutely,” Barr replied, adding, “And by people who hate him and who hated me because I supported him from day one when I went back to work.”