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Roseanne Barr Will Film Own Interview, Explain ‘What Happened And Why’

(JTA) — A day after Roseanne Barr announced that she would be interviewed on television, she tweeted that she will film her own interview and post it on-line.

Barr’s tweet promised her 891,000 Twitter followers “the entire explanation of what happened and why.”

Barr’s tweet was posted at 9:01 eastern time, as President Donald Trump announced his choice to replace Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy.

On Sunday Barr had tweeted: “To my wonderful fans who I treasure and love-who have carried me these past weeks when I was 2 weak 2 carry myself: I will be doing a TV interview this week. I’ll tell u about it tomorrow!”

Barr’s show “Roseanne,” a remake of an iconic 1980s series about a working-class family, was cancelled by ABC in May after Barr, who is Jewish, drew wide criticism for a tweet in which she mocked Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, as the offspring of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.” Jarrett is African-American.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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