Roseanne Barr claims she has been offered new TV projects despite racist tweets
Roseanne Barr says she still gets offers for various projects despite being asked to leave 'Roseanne'
Roseanne Barr might have been asked to leave 'Roseanne' but that does not mean it is the end of her career. The actress revealed that she still gets plenty of offers for TV shows. During a new interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Roseanne said that she has been looking forward to the new projects she has in hand. "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," she said. "But we’ll see."
Roseanne also revealed that she did not ask for money when she signed the contract for ABC to go on with 'Roseanne' without her character. "I thought signing off of my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return, I thought that was a penance," she explained. "Sometimes you ask people what do you think should be done to you knowing what you’ve done wrong and it seems that people always know what should be done to them. I just knew that was the right thing and I want to do the right thing because I’ve lived my life, most part of it, to do the right thing for all people, not just Jews."
This is not the first time that Roseanne has spoken about her actions of the tweet. Appearing on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast, the actress confessed that she regretted the words she used to describe former President Barack Obama's aide Valerie Jarrett on social media. Roseanne tried to convince listeners that she did not intend to hurt anyone.
“God, it’s really hard to say all of this,” she said. “I didn’t mean what they think I meant, and that’s what’s so painful. But I have to face that this hurt person — and when you hurt people, even unwittingly, there’s no excuse, so I don’t want to blabber off on excuses. I apologize to anyone who felt offended and thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean to my own ignorance.”
In her tweet which has since been deleted, Roseanne said if “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” The actress admitted that there is a lot of "remorse" that she feels following the incident. “I’m a lot of things. I’m a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I’m not stupid, for God’s sake," she confessed. "I never would have wittingly called any black person… say they are a monkey. I never would do that! And I didn’t do that."
She continued, "And if people think that I did that, it just kills me. I didn’t do that, although they think I did. And if they do think that, I am so sorry that I... you know, it was so unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry but I don’t think that I never would do that. I have loved ones who are African-American. I just can't stand it. I've made a huge error.” Roseanne pointed out that her actions have made her a "hate magnet".