Roseanne Barr made national headlines after her hit series reboot of “Roseanne” was abruptly canceled by ABC News after she Tweeted a racial insult to former Obama White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Barr was immensely receptive to the network starting a new show with the ‘Roseanne’ cast and crew (minus Roseanne), as she felt horrible that they all lost their jobs.
Now, in the first interview after her dramatic firing, the sitcom star and comedian has announced she has had “multiple job offers” on television networks. Barr broke down in tears and reiterated her apology to fans. Barr strongly implied she’s about to accept one of those job offers: “Inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen and I feel very excited because I’ve already been offered so many things, and I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it. But we’ll see.”
Barr will incur a massive financial loss after she signed away the rights, for free, to her own program as part of the process of ABC proceeding with a spin-off series. In the interview with Rabbi Schmuley Boteach, Roseanne was philosophical about the decision: “I thought signing off… my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return – I thought that was a penance.” Could you imagine another Hollywood star being this caring about others? (RELATED: Plans Are Being Made to Bring ‘Roseanne’ Back to TV, With One Huge Catch)
Roseanne noted that she truly isn’t racist, despite what the media has said about her: “It’s really hard to say this, but I didn’t mean what they think I meant. I don’t want to run off and blather on with excuses, but I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance. I definitely feel remorse… I’m a lot of things, I’m a loud mouth and all that stuff, but I’m not stupid, for God’s sake. I never would have wittingly called any black person…a monkey.”
ABC plans to have the Roseanne character killed off in the first episode of the spin-off.
It will be exciting to hear more details of Roseanne Barr’s new television project once they are announced.
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