Roseanne Barr told Tucker Carlson 'the left has no humor at all' while reminiscing about the time she was fired from her own sitcom for comparing a Black woman to an ape
Roseanne Barr told Tucker Carlson "the left" doesn't have a sense of humor.
Barr was fired from her sitcom after tweeting a racist joke about a former Obama adviser.
"Somebody in power who can't even laugh at themselves, that's a dangerous human being," she said.
Comedian Roseanne Barr claims "the left" can't take a joke.
Barr, who is known for making contentious or racist jokes and remarks, made an appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Friday, a few days before the Monday release of her new stand-up special "Cancel This!"
Barr has been out of the spotlight since she was fired from the revival of her ABC sitcom "Roseanne" in 2018 after posting a controversial and racist tweet likening former President Barack Obama's adviser to an ape. She told a Los Angeles Times reporter on Thursday that ABC firing her, and killing off her character, was a "message" to her to "commit suicide."
"Well, the left has no humor at all so let's be real. They have no sense of humor at all," Barr said Friday. Carlson agreed, adding in an affirmative "yeah."
"Nor do they have any sense of humor about themselves, Like anybody in power who can't take a joke about themselves like the person I mentioned she should have just laughed it off. But, instead, she called ABC and demanded that I be fired," Barr said, referring to Obama's advisor and the loss of her show.
The Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett, is a Black woman who was born in Iran, and Barr's tweet referred to her as the child of the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes"
"Why can't you just laugh at yourself?" Barr questioned on Carlson's show. "Somebody in power who can't even laugh at themselves, that's a dangerous human being."
Barr said her racist tweet was misunderstood because people "lack the geopolitical background to even understand it."
"They're just idiots," she added.
Barr is no stranger to making controversial remarks, having frequently pushed baseless far-right conspiracy theories and clowning the #MeToo movement.
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