In Emotional First Interview Since Scandal, Roseanne Reveals ABC Warned Her Tweets Would Bring Her Down

Comedian Roseanne Barr said when ABC hired her for the “Roseanne” reboot, the company asked her to stop tweeting and warned it would be her downfall.

In her first interview since her show was canceled, Barr told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach that when she got the job at ABC, she was advised to delete the social media platform because of her past behavior.

“When ABC hired me, they asked me to get off Twitter ’cause I’m always saying things, right?” she explained. “And I told them, I promise I will get off Twitter.”

Barr added, “They said ’cause you’ll shoot yourself in the foot if you’re on there.'”

People at ABC weren’t the only ones who were concerned about the comedian’s online activity, and she shared that her kids also took Twitter away from her.

“They said, ‘Mom, you’ve got to stop,'” she told Boteach.

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Barr apologized to anyone who was offended by her tweet about former senior adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett and said she “lost everything.”

“And I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong. I’m willing to accept what the consequences are,'” she said.

While she accepts the consequences, she said that people haven’t accepted her “apology or explanation” and that the consequences “don’t ever stop.” 

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Following the cancellation of “Roseanne,” ABC announced a spinoff about the fictional Conner family that won’t include Barr either on screen or financially. 

She said in a statement to Good Housekeeping that she agreed to divulge herself from the show in an effort to save the jobs that were in jeopardy because of the show’s cancellation.

“I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved,” Barr said.

The spinoff is tentatively titled “The Conners” and is set to premiere in the fall.

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