Roseanne Barr did an interview recently on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast, saying that while she was fired from ABC for posting a racially charged tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, but now she was offered to join other TV projects and is considering it.
“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 told Boteach. “But we’ll see.”
She added that she did not ask ABC to pay her for the rights of “Roseanne,” allowing ABC to continue the production of the spinoff, “The Conners.”
“I thought signing off of my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return, I thought that was a penance. 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.”
“It’s really hard to say this, but I didn’t mean what they think I meant,” she said. “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.”