During an explosive Fox News interview to promote her new special, Cancel This!, Roseanne Barr launched a scathing attack on Jimmy Kimmel.
Barr has revealed to Fox that she attempts to be “even more offensive” in her new stand-up act, and “fell on the sword of the double standards of the left” when she faced public backlash for a racist tweet, resulting in the cancellation of Roseanne.
The sitcom star declared that ABC, the network where Roseanne was aired, had done things “far more egregious” than her but never faced the same repercussions. In addition, she asserted that no one ever gave her an opportunity to apologize for what she said.
Addressing the community, she exclaimed, “You should have allowed me go on your other news shows, particularly those ones hosted by people who have done blackface and you never fired them, you should have let me go on there.”
Ousting Kimmel, the ABC late night show host, Barr then directly addressed Fox in direct terms, “Jimmy Kimmel and his girlfriend Sarah Silverman, they did blackface and you never even said it is wrong that you did that. And they just let that go.”
Kimmel and Silverman, with whom he is no longer in a relationship, have both apologized for their past use of blackface. In her apology statement, Silverman described her behavior as “aggressively stupid.”
Back in 2020, Kimmel expressed his regret for the blackface incident and declared that he has grown since then. In an official statement to CNN, Kimmel admitted it was “embarrassing” but noted that he had come a long way from where he started.
Barr fired back at Kimmel yesterday following his 2018 public defense of her during the racism scandal. At that time, he had tweeted sympathy for Barr and stated she might be struggling with mental health issues and deserved “compassion”.
What @TheRealRoseanne said is indefensible, but angrily attacking a woman who is obviously not well does no good for anyone. Please take a breath and remember that mental health issues are real. The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion and help right now.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 30, 2018
“What @TheRealRoseanne said is indefensible, but angrily attacking a woman who is obviously not well does no good for anyone. Please take a breath and remember that mental health issues are real. The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion and help right now.”