Weeks after her hit show was canceled over a controversial tweet, Roseanne Barr says she has “almost already accepted” another offer to return to television.
During a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Barr said she’s very “excited” about the offer on the table and revealed she's already received several new offers.
“Inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen. And I feel very excited because I have 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,” Barr said.
She cautiously added, “But we’ll see.”
ABC canceled “Roseanne,” which earned jaw-dropping ratings, after the comedian tweeted that former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was a mix between “Muslim Brotherhood” and “Planet of the Apes.” The actress apologized, but the tweet was interpreted as racist and her bosses at ABC were unwilling to look past the incident.
In her first interview after being fired, Roseanne apologized profusely and claimed she didn’t realize Jarrett was black when she posted the tweet.
“I’m a lot of things, 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. I just wouldn’t do that. I didn’t do that. And people think that I did that and it just kills me,” she said through tears.
ABC recently announced it is going forward with a "Roseanne" spinoff called "The Connors," which includes the entire cast except for Roseanne.
“I thought signing off of my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return I thought that was a penance,” Roseanne told Rabbi Shmuley.
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