Seems Like We Can't Get Rid of Roseanne Barr That Easily; Comedian Speaks Out About Job Offers She's Received Since Racist Rant

Roseanne Barr attends the premiere of ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ at Walt Disney Studio Lot on March 23, 2018 in Burbank, California.
Roseanne Barr attends the premiere of ABC’s ‘Roseanne’ at Walt Disney Studio Lot on March 23, 2018 in Burbank, California.
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In another life, maybe Roseanne Barr was a cop or something. Or, maybe this is just peak caucasity at work. Either way, it looks like we may not be getting rid of the washed-up comedian any time soon, at least not after her racist rant a little less than two months ago.


According to Barr herself, she is already considering a new offer to return to TV.

“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 said, with all the faux stoicism she could muster. “But we’ll see.”

Barr revealed her apparently good fortune to her friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, in a new podcast that was released on Saturday night, ABC News notes.

Barr didn’t offer any details about these job offers, but there you have it; Roseanne may be down, but apparently, she’s not out.

So much for comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s theory that her firing from the ABC reboot Roseanne was overkill because “she’s already dead.”


Barr was quickly dragged to the depths of hell in May after she thought it was a great idea to refer to former President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes in a tweet.

ABC dropped her quicker than the proverbial hot potato even as Barr released a torrent of white tears, insisting that she wasn’t racist, then claiming she was woozy at the time she was tweeting because of Ambien, then claiming that the tweet was really about anti-semitism, before ultimately crying in another podcast interview released earlier in June with Boteach that she “lost everything.”


“I’m not a racist, I’m an idiot,” Barr said.

Whatever it was, looks like those white woman tears are paying off.

In all of this, Barr said that while she apologized to Jarrett the same day her tweet got her in trouble, she intends to reach out to Jarrett to apologize privately, you know, after two months.


“I do [plan to call],” Barr said. “But once again, it’s all about the right words and you have to do a lot of meditating and praying for the right words and I just don’t know what the right words would be.”

Now all of a sudden, you have concerns about the “right words” when you didn’t seem to give a damn before, Roseanne.

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Look, there is almost nothing white people can’t do to not be given a third, fourth...54th chance. Hell, the Duggars raised and then tried to explain away their kiddy-diddling son until even that became untenable, and they’ve still got some of their brood on television. You know...’cause Jesus.

In the major culture’s eyes, all Roseanne did was a racism. No biggie. In America, that’s not a sin, rather an accident or social faux pas, like white after Labor Day or some shit. I never doubted she’d be back, just not on network television. Oh, and fuck Jerry Seinfeld and his many years, now, tut-tutting “political correctness.”