Not every network sees the error of Roseanne’s wicked ways.
Instead, they see her net worth and the embattled star admits that she’s down but not out of the TV game and is considering several new offers to put her back on prime time.
“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,” the comedienne said during an interview with Rabbi Schmuley Boteach. “But we’ll see.”
Roseanne Barr may be laughing now but she was crying a few weeks ago, after ABC cancelled her hit show on May 29, following the racist remarks she aimed at Obama’s former adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Then the network decided they would move on without her and create a spinoff. The disgraced comedienne signed off her rights to any money from the series.
“I thought signing off of my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return, I thought that was a penance,” she said amid a discussion about being of Jewish faith.
“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.”
Now, Barr is apologizing for offending the masses in her first interview since the scandal broke.
“It’s really hard to say this, but I didn’t mean what they think I meant,” she said during the interview on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast.
“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.”
Valerie Jarrett spoke about Roseanne’s tweets during an appearance for an MSNBC town hall on race last month.
“I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment,” Jarrett said “I’m fine. I’m worried about all the people out there who don’t have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense–the person who’s walking down the street minding their own business and they see somebody cling to their purse or walk across the street. Or every black parent I know who has a boy who has to sit down and have a conversation, ‘the talk’ as we call it. Those ordinary examples of racism that happen every single day.”
Roseanne Barr also tried to excuse her tweets by saying she thought Jarrett was white.
Roseanne tweeted early on Wednesday morning ‘I mistakenly thought she [Jarrett] was white’ and ‘I honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian’.