Ever since Roseanne Barr tweeted out her “Planet Of The Apes” tweet, the media has focused on all of Barr’s past transgressions as a comedian and as an employer. Several publications reported that ABC appeared to have ignored her past mistakes because they wanted to monetize a Trump-supporting audience.
And now, ABC is under fire for supposedly allowing Roseanne Barr to be abusive with people she worked with throughout her career. Reports from the Chicago Tribune claim that Roseanne Barr appeared to be a spoiled, paranoid, and aggressive actress who would frequently yell at some of her staffers.
According to new reports, Roseanne’s behavior had other employees “walking on eggshells.” However, most of the allegations address her past show, Roseanne, which aired originally from 1988 until 1997.
An executive who worked with Barr back in the 1990’s said Roseanne would frequently yell at people on set when she didn’t recognize them. However, the exec didn’t reveal precisely how she yelled, what she said, or the context of the situation.
The exec claims he/she began to hate her over the course of their working relationship. The person added that Roseanne appeared to enjoy making fun of and humiliating people on the set who didn’t have a lot of power or experience.
According to the anonymous person, she once demanded her assistant to go outside and make hamburgers.
Roseanne supposedly forced her assistant to make hamburgers for her as well as other people on set. “Then she had him make burgers for the others,” the executive explained.
Another former staff writer, Stan Zimmerman, said to CNN that she would give out t-shirts to her staff members with numbers on them so she could fire people without revealing their names.
Additionally, Us Weekly claims that Barr would say mean and demeaning things to other people on “The Roseanne Show,” which was short-lived. They “ignored red flags” so producers could do the show.