(JTA) — Roseanne Barr is taking matters into her own hands to explain “what happened and why.”
On Monday night, Barr said on Twitter that she will film her own interview and post it online a day after announcing that she would be interviewed on television.
Barr, who is Jewish, drew widespread 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. The actress later deleted the tweet and issued an apology, saying she had made “a bad joke about her politics and her looks.”
Her show “Roseanne,” a remake of her iconic 1980s series about a working-class family, was canceled by ABC in May following the episode.
“After a lot of thought, I decided that I won’t be doing any TV interviews, too stressful & untrustworthy 4 me & my fans,” Barr tweeted to her 891,000 followers on Monday night. “I’m going to film it myself & post it on my youtube channel in the next week-the entire explanation of what happened & why! I love you all-sign up & get ready.”