Roseanne Barr's first televised interview since her ABC sitcom was cancelled over a racist tweet will be on Fox News this week.
Sean Hannity announced on his program Tuesday night that the comedian, whose career took a huge hit after comparing former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarett to an ape, will appear on his show Thursday when "Hannity" airs 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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Barr will talk about her firing and President Donald Trump, according to a statement the network released to the media.
The interview comes a few weeks after Barr previously announced she accepted a TV interview offer, only to back out a few days later. Instead she opted to "film it myself and post it on my YouTube channel in the next week." The decision resulted in another viral moment when the video she posted showed her trying to explain her offensive Jarett tweet by screaming, "I thought the bitch was white! Goddamnit, I thought the bitch was white. F--k!"
Barr commented on that moment when she appeared on Rabbi Shmuley's podcast again Monday night, raging against the media for continuing to describe her racist tweet as racist.
"I'm angry that they keep writing 'Roseanne's racist tweet' after two months of me explaining. I'm quite angry," she said. "So I decided I was going to scream just to try to get through the haze of it ... I mean, they drove me out of my mind."
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She also shared her "Roseanne" cancellation conspiracy theory, arguing the media was trying to get the successful revival off the air from the star. According to the comedian, the problem for the media and those in power is that her show spotlighted unity over division, both politically and racially.
"I predicted the outcome that they would take down the only show on television that showed a Trump hater and a Hillary hater making peace and getting on with their lives," she said. "I predicted that from the beginning that they would take that down. And they would take it down also because the issue of race was involved and it was race within a family, a mixed family, and they didn't like that, either. I know what I fought and it became too much for me. It pushed me to utter distraction to do it."
She argued that Holllywood wants to politicize everything, and "Roseanne" Was trying something different: "Diverse people and diverse opinions and that's not a safe thing to do in this day and age. But I did it and I won," she said. "I went out number one and they can't take it away from me. And I know I gave the American people what they wanted. They want peace in the home."