Roseanne Barr says she had to quit stand-up comedy because television executives were threatening her Roseanne rerun cash. Additionally, she believes her show was canceled because she is vocal supporter of Donald Trump. The iconic Roseanne was given a revival series in 2017 and all was good in the world. Barr was doing a good job of balancing her controversial opinions and satisfying the masses by bringing back one of the most beloved TV families in history back. However, it didn't last.
Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about a former Obama administration official and the Roseanne revival series was quickly canned by ABC. The network called Barr's comments "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values." Though she apologized, the damage was already done. In a new interview, Barr reflects and says losing the show was "the worst, most horrible thing I've ever been through." She then talked about the future repercussions. Barr explains.
"That's kind of what killed the comedy thing for me. I was told that me getting in trouble one more time, I wouldn't have my reruns anymore. And I live on that (income), you know? I asked for it to be defined... They said, 'You know what it means.'"
ABC has not commented on Roseanne Barr's latest set of claims. "It's all because I said that I like (Donald) Trump. A lot of cabals in Hollywood, that's all they needed to hear: 'She must be destroyed,'" says Barr. But, that really doesn't seem like that was the problem in this case. Barr is notorious for speaking her mind and everybody knows that. How could something she says in a comedy club put her residuals in jeopardy? It was a tweet on an international platform that put her reruns in peril the first time. A lot of networks pulled Roseanne for a few months after the revival series was canceled.
The thing that very well could put her residual money from reruns in danger is making claims against the network. Regardless, Roseanne Barr is going to do what she always does, and that's what has drawn people to her since the beginning. She came out and gave the world a view of America that they didn't even know existed, which makes her a TV legend alone. Many are hoping that one day Barr will come forward and stop blaming others for what happened with the Roseanne revival series.
On the opposite side of the fence, there are plenty of people who are still fine with everything Roseanne Barr does and says. Hopefully she'll get her stand-up career back up and running to deliver the goods to those fans who still champion her today. "These people that think people are rude are the rudest f*cking assholes on earth," she said when talking about people being outraged by her words and actions. You can check out the interview with Barr below, thanks to the PowerfulJRE YouTube channel.