It’s not easy to cancel legendary comedian Roseanne Barr, as her political and cultural opponents are discovering.


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Barr is back with a new show after teaming with a conservative retail company to launch a show on Elon Musk’s rebranded platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Publicsq, an online marketplace with notable advisers like Donald Trump Jr., Republican Arizona US Senate nominee Blake Masters, former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers, and Farvahar Partners’ founder and CEO Omeed Malik, signed a lucrative six-figure deal with Barr, 70.

According to On The Money, Roseanne’s show is set to be a half-hour long and will air monthly. It could take the form of a written monologue, a standup showcase, or sketch comedy.

“We’re followers of Elon and it’s pretty evident to us that whatever we want goes. It’s a great way for people to fight back against totalitarianism,” Barr said after signing the deal.

Barr’s son Jake Pentland said: “Elon’s push since he bought Twitter is all about free speech — he stands by comedy, which is a crucial part of the First Amendment.”

He added that the show will be “funnier than programs on other platforms” since X is “the only platform that allows free speech.”

Company CEO Michael Seifert said: “PublicSq proudly stands for free speech and against the cancellation of dissenting voices. We are beyond excited to partner with Roseanne Barr on her new monthly special. PublicSq will continue to honor America’s free speech values that so many corporate behemoths ignore.”

In February, Barr dropped her first televised stand-up comedy show in decades.

Barr’s special was released on Fox Nation, a subscriber-based streaming network launched by Fox News featuring original programming and specials that star many of the network’s top talent.

The special follows Barr’s dismissal from the 2018 reboot of her immensely popular 1990s sitcom “Roseanne.” Despite the reboot’s exceptional ratings as one of the highest-rated new TV series in years, ABC fired her after she posted a tweet referring to Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, stating, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

She apologized almost immediately, but she was fired nonetheless.

“Roseanne Barr: Cancel This!” is her first new TV stand-up special in almost 20 years. It features her characteristic no-holds-barred comedy during which she declared, “My pronouns are, kiss my ass.”

At one point during the stand-up, Barr, 70, said of kids asking what gender they are, “What is my gender, mom? What is my gender? Your gender is, get a job. That’s your gender.”


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