"I almost already accepted one really good offer to go back on TV"
Roseanne Barr has claimed to have been inundated with television opportunities, after she was sacked by ABC for racist comments online.
The comedian was widely condemned earlier this year after she compared ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African American, to an ape.
The controversial Twitter post saw Barr being branded a ‘racist’ and led to the cancellation of her eponymous sitcom – only months after it returned to huge ratings.
Rabbi Shmuley sits down with Roseanne Barr for episode #2 of the hit podcast to discuss the aftermath of her public apology, the Torah reading of the week, humility and arrogance in public life, and why Israel is always targeted. Recorded at Stand Up NY Podcast Studios.
Speaking to Rabbi Schmuley Boteach for his podcast, Barr said: “”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. But we’ll see.”
The appearance marks Barr’s second feature on Boteach’s podcast. She also appeared last week, where she spoke of becoming a “hate magnet” in the wake of the controversy.
“I said to God: ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong. I’m going to accept what the consequences are.’ And I do, and I have,” she told Boteach.
She also reiterated her belief that the outburst had been caused by her sleeping bills, an explanation that has been widely debunked.
“But they don’t ever stop. They don’t accept my apology, or explanation. And I’ve made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it’s just horrible. It’s horrible.”