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    “It Was A Witch Burning”: Roseanne Barr On Getting Canceled By Hollywood

    Roseanne Barr is a name to reckon with in the world of stand-up comedy. Not only that, she has also an actress, writer, and producer; she also had a brief stint in politics as a Presidential candidate. However, things came to a screeching halt for her in 2018 after one of her controversial tweets.

    Her television sitcom ‘Roseanne’ was renewed for a second season but was canceled after her tweet. In a recent interview, the 70-year-old talked about getting canceled and the double standard of the industry, comparing it to a “witch burning.” Let’s find out what she said.

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    Roseanne Barr On Hollywood’s Double Standard

    Roseanne Barr
    Roseanne Barr

    Roseanne Barr had a successful career until her 2018 tweet surfaced, and her popular sitcom ‘Roseanne’ was canceled all of a sudden. Despite being an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner show.

    In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 70-year-old artist talked about getting canceled and the double standard of Hollywood. “They didn’t do it to anyone else in Hollywood, although they always [mention] Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K.,” she said.

    She further said, “Well, Louis C.K. did lose everything, but he committed an actual [offense]. And Dave Chappelle was protected by Netflix. Barr said that she was the only person who “lost everything, whose life’s work was stolen, stolen by people who I thought loved me.” Barr further added that no one in Hollywood came in her defense and it was like a “witch-burning.”

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    What Was Her 2018 Tweet?

    Roseanne Barr
    Roseanne Barr

    On May 2018, Barr responded to a Twitter thread about Valerie Jarrett, former President Barack Obama’s advisor. She called Jarrett an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes films.

    The tweet went viral and was widely criticized as being racist. Though she initially tried to defend it, Barr eventually apologized for cracking a bad joke. Dave Chappelle has been criticized lately for making transphobic remarks in his comedy special.

    In 2017, FX canceled Louis C.K.’s series ‘Louie’ after he admitted that he masturbated in front of his female colleagues. Recently, the disgraced comedian has made a comeback into the mainstream.

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