Roseanne Barr Says She 'Won't Be Doing Any TV Interviews' in the Wake of Her Controversial Tweet
Barr shared the news with her "wonderful fans who I treasure and love — who have carried me these past weeks when I was 2 weak 2 carry myself"
Roseanne Barr has announced that she will not be participating in any TV interviews in the wake of her controversial tweet.
On Sunday night, Barr said that she would be doing an interview this week, tweeting, “To my wonderful fans who I treasure and love — who have carried me these past weeks when I was 2 weak 2 carry myself: I will be doing a TV interview this week. I’ll tell u about it tomorrow!”
But a day later, the actress revealed that she “won’t be doing any TV interviews” and will instead be filming and posting a video to her YouTube channel.
“After a lot of thought, I decided that I won’t be doing any TV interviews, too stressful & untrustworthy 4 me & my fans,” she tweeted Monday night. “I’m going to film it myself & post it on my youtube channel in the next week-the entire explanation of what happened & why! I love you all-sign up & get ready.”
The interview will likely address the ongoing backlash against Barr, whose hit series Roseanne was canceled by ABC in May after Barr likened former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an “ape” in a tweet she later deleted. (She has since claimed that she didn’t know Jarrett is black — and that she was on Ambien while tweeting.)
The network has since greenlit a Roseanne spinoff without Barr.
Barr also tweeted a selfie on Sunday night, showing off lighter locks and writing, “New hair!”
Barr previously spoke out about the controversy in a June 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 … felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean,” she said. “It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.”
“I definitely feel remorse,” she added tearfully.
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The Roseanne creator returned to the podcast earlier this month, revealing that she’s already “been offered so many things” since the reboot’s cancelation.
“Inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen, and I feel very excited because I already have been offered so many things,” she said. “And I almost accepted one really good offer to go back on TV.”
“I might do it,” she added, without providing any further details about what the project entailed. “But we’ll see.”