Roseanne Sobs in Unaired Call to Rabbi's Show After Her Sitcom Was Canceled
Roseanne Barr reportedly taped a call-in to her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast just days after ABC canned her show.
Roseanne Barr reportedly taped a call-in to her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast just days after ABC canned her show in reaction to a racist tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter that the call was very emotional as Barr sobbed and was apologetic.
Shmuley has long been a spiritual counselor to the comedian, and like her has often courted controversy for his views and support of President Trump.
Shmuley tweeted about the interview Saturday.
"I did record a podcast with my friend @therealroseanne & I have decided not to release it out of respect for Roseanne," he wrote. "I want to give her space to reflect on the recent events and releasing the recording is a decision she will make at the appropriate time."
The famous rabbi also came to Barr's defense this week, but admitted he was shocked as he read the now-infamous tweet.
"I found what she wrote mystifying and inexplicable, but also inexcusable," he said. "I've known her 20 years. I've never heard a racist thing come out of her mouth."
Barr has reportedly been at her home in Utah since ABC's decision to cancel the popular revival of her eponymous sitcom and she has not spoken publicly outside of Twitter.
Meanwhile, THR reports her show might go on in a different form, one that doesn't include Barr.
ABC is reportedly knee-deep in conversations with the show's producers about creating a spin-off with star Sara Gilbert, who plays Roseanne's daughter Darlene.
The show could also see John Goodman and Laurie Metcalfe reprise their roles.
A green light for the show could come as soon as this week.
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