After ‘The Conners’ Teaser, Roseanne Reveals She Was Warned ‘Apologizing to the Left’ Was ‘Fatal Mistake’

After being fired by ABC following racially targeted tweets, comedian Roseanne Barr said her only regret is “apologizing to the left.”

Barr told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on his podcast that her removal from the show was “astonishing,” adding, “That’s what everybody said,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

“They said, ‘You made a fatal mistake… apologizing to the left,'” Barr told Boteach. “Once you apologize to them, they never forgive, they just try to beat you down until you don’t exist. That’s how they do things. They don’t accept apologies.”

Barr said that she “should never have said I’m sorry,” adding that she was sorry but that people were “a little bit ill-informed about me.”

“(T)hey would put me in the same box where they have people who call for the death of all Jews and want to enslave all black people. [The same box as] real racists that actually exist,” Barr said. “They put me in a box with them. And how do they think that’s gonna affect me? They don’t think. They’re under mind control.”

The tweets that got the “Roseanne” star booted by the network:

ABC quickly canceled “Roseanne” after she tweeted about the former adviser for President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett:


Barr apologized for the tweets in her first interview afterward:

During Barr’s first interview following the incident, which she did with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, she said she saw the tweet as political, not racial, and apologized, as previously reported by IJR.

“I’m so sorry if you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist because it wasn’t,” she said. “It was political. And I’m sorry for the misunderstanding that caused, my ill-worded tweet.”

Actor John Goodman was “broken-hearted” over Barr’s departure:

Barr’s former co-star, Goodman, told The Times that he was “broken-hearted” when the show was canceled following the tweets, as previously reported by IJR.

“I was surprised at the response. And that’s probably all I should say about it,” Goodman added. “I know for a fact that she’s not racist.”

And in the interview, he revealed what may happen to his wife in the spinoff:

“But I thought, ‘OK, it’s just show business, I’m going to let it go,'” Goodman said.

He also talked about what will happen to his wife in the show.

“I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” Goodman said.

Goodman emailed and thanked Barr for allowing the show to go on.

“I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she’s still going through hell,” he said.

ABC released a 15-second teaser for “The Conners”:

The network pulled on the strings on “anticipation” when it showed the iconic Conner living room with Carly Simon’s “Anticipation” playing in the background.

Watch the teaser below:

The show is set to air October 16.

What will happen to Barr now:

The star said she’s moving to Israel when “The Conners” airs.

“I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there,” Barr said during the Shmuley podcast. “I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go.”

Talking about “The Conners,” she said she’s “not going to curse it or bless it. I’m staying neutral.”

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