Roseanne Barr told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on his podcast over the weekend that she is considering a return to television and has already received several 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 said.
After a successful season leading broadcast television’s number 1 show, Barr was fired from the reboot of her popular sitcom after an Ambien-fueled attack on Twitter against former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. The tweet, coming just after Memorial Day, called the African-American Jarrett a child of Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap just hours after the controversy flared up.
Barr is friendly with the media savvy Boteach and made an emotional appearance with him shortly after being fired. Battling through tears, the comedian said she could not be more remorseful.
“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. “I’ve made myself a hate magnet.”
ABC has announced that they will keep Roseanne’s show going with the program’s main attraction and will rebrand the series as “The Conners.”
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