Roseanne Barr says Hollywood taboos will be ‘the death of comedy’
Hollywood has imposed “incredible censorship and blacklisting” on the industry, Barr said, where virtually everything has become verboten, including humor.
The comedian lamented that anything remotely offensive is now seen as off the table, which, she argued, is an approach that defeats the very purpose of comedy: to provoke thought, which might entail offending polite sensibilities.
Perhaps known best for her lead role in the beloved TV sitcom ‘Roseanne,’ Barr landed herself on the Hollywood blacklist last year when she tweeted that Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was the product of “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.” The remark was decried as racist, and Barr was scrubbed from the cast of a much-anticipated ‘Roseanne’ reboot.
Barr later apologized for the comment, explaining it was made under the influence of Ambien, a sleep aid drug.
Watch the full interview on RT America.