Roseanne Barr to sit with Sean Hannity for first TV interview since ABC firing
After her attempt at interviewing herself ended in disaster, Roseanne Barr will now sit down with Sean Hannity for her first televised one-on-one since she was fired from her ABC sitcom for her now-infamous tweet.
Hopefully the Hannity interview — set to air on Fox News this Thursday at 9 p.m. ET — will go better than the video statement Barr made on July 19. In case you missed it, the comedian managed to make the situation worse by degrading Valerie Jarrett even more on YouTube.
“I thought the b—- was white!” she screamed at the top of her lungs about Jarrett, the former Obama adviser whom she previously compared to an ape on Twitter.
While smoking and running her fingers through her already tousled hair, Barr began the minute-long video by listening to an unseen man instruct her to speak as if she was giving a presidential address. In that absurd moment, Barr was like all of us when she replied, “What?”
“I’m trying to talk about Iran!” she replied. “I’m trying to talk about the Iran deal! That’s what my tweet is about!”
That’s when she lost it and began screaming at the top of her lungs.
“I thought the b—- was white! Goddamn it! I thought the b—- was white! F—!”
The man and whatever crew Barr surrounded herself can be heard laughing before the video cuts to black.
It was a stunning about-face for Barr, who followed up Roseanne‘s cancellation with a myriad of apologies on Twitter to Jarrett.
Barr also blamed her initial tweet on Ambien and asked fans not to defend her.
Following the cancellation, ABC opted to bring back the show without Barr and call it The Conners. Barr appeared to imply in a statement at the time that she agreed to a cash settlement to make her go away. “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne,” she said. “I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved.” She later changed her tune. “I didn’t ask to be paid off,” Barr said during a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. “I asked for nothing, and I just stepped away…because that is penance. I put a lot of thought into it.”