Roseanne Barr is trying to make amends for her wrongdoing after she compared a former political aide under the Obama administration of being the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet Of The Apes.
Her first step at forgiveness is revealing that she “asked for nothing” when it came to ABC acquiring permission for a Roseanne spinoff. Roseanne said she felt guilty for what had happened, especially considering the fact that she worked on the show with a little African-American girl named Jayden Rey.
During a podcast on Wednesday, June 27th, Roseanne said she “didn’t want her to not have a job” because Jayden is “great.” Roseanne explained that she “stepped away for that” because it was needed. And she “put a lot of thought into it.”
Roseanne was the creator of the original series in the 1980’s, and ABC chose to revive it two decades later. It was a widely watched series, but Roseanne’s frequently controversial tweeting led producers and executives to consider axing her show.
In fact, that’s precisely what she did when Roseanne made her statements regarding Valerie Jarett. Channing Dungey, the CEO of ABC, took to Twitter shortly after to announce the series’ cancellation.
Many people in Hollywood praised Dungey’s swift decision, and the widespread condemnation Barr faced was intense. During her chat with Rabbi Shmuley, Roseanne added that some of the best times of her life were during the airing of The Roseanne Show back in 1998 and 2000.
Moreover, Roseanne explained that she chose to help an indigenous family, after realizing that it wasn’t wise to “just sit in your privileges, you have to act.”
It may be too late for Roseanne, as most in Hollywood have mocked her tweeting and a comeback isn’t likely anytime soon. Michael B Jordan, for instance, during his acceptance of the Best Villian award, said it would’ve been better to have Roseanne receive such an honor.