Roseanne Barr is opening up about the tweet that destroyed her career and nearly destroyed her life as she knows it. The former television star says she felt suicidal following the cancellation of her ABC show, Roseanne.
Barr was fired from the ABC network after she made offensive remarks about President Barack Obama’s former adviser Valerie Jarrett on Twitter back in May of 2018. Even though she was let go, ABC continued airing the show, but changed the title to The Conners.
She credits television host and public speaker Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for not only saving her, but giving her a new lease on life. The comedienne admits that for the longest time she was in a very dark place in her life following the aftermath of her show’s cancellation and the controversy she stirred up with her tweets.
Roseanne Barr Says She Only Had One Ally After Her Controversial Tweet
According to Pop Culture Celebrity, the actress says that Shmuley acted as her only ally while the rest of Hollywood, including her co-stars on Roseanne, turned their backs on her. Many have not even reached out or spoken to her after she made the controversial remarks last year.
“Shmuley saved my life. I was suicidal,” Barr said. “He was the only person who stood by me and said they were not going to destroy me because I love Trump and Israel.”
During the podcast, Bart also apologized for her past behavior and the statements that she made.
She Still Believes She Was Misunderstood About What She Tweeted
“I’m a lot of things, a loud mouth and all that stuff. But I’m not stupid, for God’s sake,” she added. “I never would have wittingly called any black person, I never would have said, ‘They are a monkey.’
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“I just wouldn’t do that. And people think that I did that, it just kills me. I didn’t do that. And if they do think that, I’m just so sorry that I was unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry.”
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