How Roseanne begged ABC for second chance

Friday - 01/06/2018 11:02
IN HER latest tweeting frenzy, Roseanne Barr has claimed she “begged” ABC for a second chance and was “willing to do anything” to save people’s jobs.
Roseanne Barr has gone on another Twitter frenzy. Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/APSource:AP
Roseanne Barr has gone on another Twitter frenzy. Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/APSource:AP

ROSEANNE Barr “begged” ABC for a second chance before the network cancelled her sitcom over a racist tweet.

In her latest Twitter frenzy the comedian claimed she told ABC that she was “willing to do anything” in order to save cast and crew’s jobs.

On Tuesday, Barr’s sitcom Roseanne was cancelled by ABC after she compared Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter.

Roseanne Barr has claimed she begged for cast and crew’s jobs. Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Roseanne Barr has claimed she begged for cast and crew’s jobs. Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/APSource:AP

I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends. I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I'd worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs.

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 31, 2018

He said: what were you thinking when you did this? I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! He scoffed & said: "what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.' I begged 4 my crews jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 31, 2018

Barr later deleted the tweet and apologised, claiming it had been a joke and she was “Ambien tweeting”.

On Thursday, Barr tweeted that she had told Disney ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood that she thought Jarrett “was white, she looks like my family!”

“I begged 4 my crews jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg,” she added.

I think I'll b better tomorrow. The saddest part of all is 4 Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew2 love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American. It's the most gawd awful painful thing. I can't let myself cave in tho

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 1, 2018

Roseanne Barr@therealroseanne

I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation. Tomorrow is Shabbat and I will continue to pray that everything for everyone goes forward & ends well for all. signing off twitter for a while. love u guys!

8:16 PM - May 31, 2018

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Barr also tweeted that she was sad Roseanne actor Jayden Rey had to see the tweet, because she was “ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American”.

The comedian ended her latest tweeting spree by “offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation”, before announcing that she was “signing off Twitter for a while”.

Roseanne Barr also tweeted that she was sad <i>Roseanne </i>actor Jayden Rey (centre) had to see the tweet. Picture: DE/MPI/Capital Pictures / MEGA
Roseanne Barr also tweeted that she was sad Roseanne actor Jayden Rey (centre) had to see the tweet. Picture: DE/MPI/Capital Pictures / MEGASource:Mega

Meanwhile, it might not be all over for Barr’s co-stars and crew, with Entertainment Weekly reporting ABC may throw them a lifeline.

An insider told the publication that the network was considering reworking the show without Barr.

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