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On May 22nd, television history was made: Roseanne Barr’s 34-year long career ended.
And just weeks after the show was brought back into production more than 21 years later. The Washington Post reviewed Roseanne's premiere was the highest rated sitcom episode in years! With more than 18.4 million viewers during the premiere, and then another 25 million the following day, the future was looking promising for the series’ comeback.
Sadly, only weeks after it’s reintroduction things took a turn. When the star of the show, Roseanne Barr, publicly shared defacing and racist comments towards Valerie Jarret, Roseanne faced massive public backlash. Only minutes after publishing her thoughts, Roseanne was fired by ABC.
Roseanne responded in what appeared to be an upstanding way, however, nearly three months later, she’s showing her true colors. And fans, critics, and viewers are utterly terrified of her.
When a video was posted of Roseanne Batt trying to defend her position, she flew off the handle; Screaming, cursing, and appearing under the influence of a drug, the comedian defended her tweet with everything in her. She appears completely furious and disordered, something that viewers immediately picked up on.
In her defense, Roseanne screamed that she didn’t know the race of Valerie Jarrett when she tweeted about her and that she was under the influence of Ambien- a strong sleep aid.
Roseann’s defense was very different from her tearful interview in June when she regretfully shared that she, “I have to face that it hurt people,” she said. “When you hurt people even unwillingly there’s no excuse. I don’t want to run off and blather on with excuses. But I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.”
Roseanne tweeted in May, “I’m not a racist, I never was & I never will be. One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER b taken from me.”
Check out her interview below but please be warned that there is extremely inappropriate language n her statement.