Roseanne Barr slammed former “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn on Thursday evening, telling an audience at Stand Up New York that her advocacy in fighting child abuse may have played a role in her firing.
“I’ve been involved — for years — on fighting against child trafficking and child sex abuse. I think that’s a lot of why I got took down too,” she told her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in a live interview. “[Gunn’s] got all these tweets about raping children. I do think that in a way they are sort of connected. If you will read more for yourself, you might come to that same conclusion.”
“My anonymous friends can find anything, and they went f– you, it’s one for us and they took him down,” Barr added referring to the right-wing Twitter campaign against Gunn led by Mike Cernovich. “It was that James Gunn who congratulated ABC for firing me.”
Gunn had also vocally supported the boycott of Laura Ingraham on Twitter.
Barr insisted her tweet about former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett had not been racist, but rather political and related to her disagreement over the Iran deal in 2015.
“I asked for accountability of the Obama administration on the Iran deal. They act as if we’re not allowed to ask for accountability on the Iran deal and that’s it’s worse than 10,000 pedophile tweets to do so,” said Barr.
It was a busy Thursday evening for the comedian. As she spoke, a taped interview between her and Fox News host Sean Hannity also aired in which she repeated many of the same themes — including that she originally didn’t realize the former senior Obama aide was African-American.
This was not the first time that the comedian has accused Hollywood of having a double standard. Earlier this week, Barr ripped Gunn supporters for coming to his aide after he was dropped by Disney and remained silent during her ordeal.
Once starring on the number one show in television, Barr saw it quickly unravel in May after she tweeted that Jarrett was the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.” The remarks were widely interpreted at the time as racist and within hours after TheWrap first broke the story, ABC had canceled the show.