Charlie Sheen “can relate” to Roseanne Barr’s “tone of absolute despair” in the weeks since her show was canceled by ABC, the once-disgraced actor said Monday.
Sheen, who was fired from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” after his erratic behavior and feud with creator Chuck Lorre came to a head in 2011, said in an Australian radio interview on Monday that he can empathize with Barr’s current situation.
“I can relate to that tone of absolute despair, because it’s not just about herself, it’s about the people that she knows she affected as well,” Sheen said. “What I hear in her voice, trying not to focus on the words but the emotion, is I hear the frustration, pain, there’s such a sadness there.”
“Roseanne” was canceled by ABC in May after Barr tweeted a racist comment about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. The show has since been revived as a spinoff titled “The Conners” without Barr’s involvement.
Barr has since apologized for the comments repeatedly and has said in a YouTube video that she “thought the bitch was white.”
In her first TV interview since her firing on Fox News’s “Hannity,” Barr apologized to Jarrett directly, through the camera. “I’m so sorry that you feel harmed and hurt, I never meant that and for that I apologize,” she said.
“I never meant to hurt anybody or say anything negative about an entire race of people, which I think 30 years of my work can attest to,” she continued.