Roseanne Barr may have been axed from her own highly rated sitcom — which will continue in a spinoff without her involvement — but she claims she’s still been getting job offers.
The comedian and sitcom star saw her “Roseanne” creation return to television this year and earn smash ratings and love from many right-leaning thinkers who appreciated its content and its approach — including the president.
A controversial tweet aimed at former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett ended all that newfound success. The rebooted series was quickly canceled, and the ABC network condemned Barr’s tweet — in which she appeared to compare Jarrett to an ape.
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Barr immediately apologized for her tweet — though that did her little good — and she blamed her poor decision-making on Ambien and the fact that she was unaware of Jarrett’s actual race at the time.
In her first interview since her firing, Barr reiterated her apology. She said in a recently released second part of that interview that she has actually received offers to return to television beyond “Roseanne” and she could be accepting one in the near future.
“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,” the comedian said during a second interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on his podcast (the first was released in late June). “But we’ll see.”
Barr also said she signed away the rights for free to her own program when ABC wanted to proceed with a spinoff series.
“I thought signing off … my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return — I thought that was a penance,” she said.
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