Roseanne Barr was fired from her ABC reboot of “Rosanne” last year after she made racist remarks about ex-Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett.
The comedian, 66, was sacked after she made remarks that likened Jarrett to a cross between “Planet Of The Apes” and the Muslim Brotherhood.
After the incident, Barr took responsibility but is now telling the Sunday Times Magazine that Michelle Obama is to blame for getting her fired.
In her interview, she claims that Mrs. Obama went to Channing Dungey, the then-president of ABC Entertainment Group, and asked them to let Barr go.
“She said, ‘This tweet is unforgivable.’ That’s what I was told,” Barr told the magazine.
She added, “I tend to believe it because the woman who fired me is now working with the Obamas at Netflix.”
The Obamas have a production deal with Netflix and Dungey is now Netflix’s vice president of original content after leaving ABC last year.
Barr also claims that ABC has issues with her support of Donald Trump who she believes is a “real deep thinker” and a “genius”.
“They hate powerful women, and they hate powerful, deplorable women and I do consider myself deplorable.”
“Deplorable is the greatest thing Hillary ever called us because it empowered a revolution – we are deplorable to her kind. Of course, all working-class people are deplorable to her because it was working-class people that elected Trump,” she said.
She does admit that is was “very stupid” to tweet about Jarrett and blames it on mixing beer and Ambien. She said she was trying to be critical of Obama and the links to Iran.
Barr noted, “It came out dyslexic. It should have been, ‘Valerie Jarrett’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood have now allowed Iran’s government to remain, as in the movie Planet of the Apes’.”