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EntertainmentRoseanne Barr Says Anti-Semitism 'Played a Large Part' in Her Firing by ABC

01:30  12 january  2019
01:30  12 january  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Executives at ABC and Disney decided Roseanne Barr 's racist and bizarre tweets were "unsurvivable," a source said . Related: The ABC executive who fired Roseanne hired her last year. Barr was informed by phone In her response, she advanced an anti - semitic and debunked idea about Soros.

The racist tweet that cost Roseanne Barr her hit ABC sitcom was not the only hateful message that Ms. Barr also retweeted a user who asserted that Black Lives Matter and anti -fascist activists are But in the interview, Mr. Soros says that he had only witnessed the confiscation. “I was only a spectator

Roseanne Barr Says Anti-Semitism 'Played a Large Part' in Her Firing by ABC © TheWrap Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr accused her former employers at ABC of "anti-S-emitism," contending in a recent interview that her outspoken support of Israel played a role in her firing last year.

"I feel that what happened to me, a large part of it is anti-Semitism," Barr told the Jerusalem Post published Friday ahead of a planned address of the Israeli parliament later this month. "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."

She continued, "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."

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Roseanne Barr said the real reason she got fired from her popular show “ Roseanne ” was not “I feel that what happened to me, a large part of it is antisemitism ,” the Actress Roseanne Barr attends the Disney ABC Television TCA Winter Press Tour on January 8, 2018, in Pasadena, California.

This particular strain of anti -Soros paranoia has festered for years on far-right message boards, but it suddenly metastasized on Tuesday when it appeared in Roseanne Barr ’s Twitter rant, then spread to the feeds of Donald Trump Jr. and tens of thousands beyond.

Barr, the star and executive producer of ABC's high-profile "Roseanne" reboot last season, was ousted by the network after she posted a tweet comparing a Valerie Jarrett, a former Obama administration official who is African American, to "Planet of the Apes."

Within hours of the tweet, ABC announced that it was cutting ties with Barr despite the gangbusters ratings of "Roseanne," calling Barr's tweet "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."

The show was revived this past fall as a spinoff titled "The Conners," without Barr's involvement.

"What I said was mischaracterized purposely and repeatedly, so they didn't even know what I meant, but they wanted to shape it and they did — they said it was something racial, when it was actually something political," Barr said in the Jerusalem Post interview.

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ABC canceled its hit revival of ' Roseanne ' after Roseanne Barr tweeted controversial remarks, which many saw as racist. USA TODAY.

Part of Barr ’s pitch for the revival was that her character would be written as a supporter of the new Sykes tweeted Tuesday that she would not return; Gilbert, who also plays Roseanne ’s outspoken But both ABC and the creative team had to know from the beginning that a show called Roseanne

"And I have never in my life done anything racist, and I think my career proves that," she said. "And they did it so quickly — to fire and label and slander my name. I think it had a lot to do with identifying with Israel."

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It's a perfect mess befitting our imperfect age. The New York Times announced it was hiring a Sarah Jeong to join its editorial board. A respected reporter on technology and the internet, Jeong is Asian-American. Nanoseconds later, a number of her objectively racist tweets emerged. "Oh man it's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men," reads one. "Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins," she mused in another.

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