Several months ago Roseanne Barr made a notable return with her series ‘Roseanne’ on ABC but now the comedy vet is under severe damage control. As you should know, Roseanne would shock many by tweeting out a message that has been widely considered as racist. About a week ago, we would hear Barr’s side of the story during a talk with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast. Now in the most recent installment of their interview, Barr would comment on ABC’s decision to produce a Roseanne spin-off, ‘The Conners’. Despite reports sharing that Barr has rights to some sort of compensation involving her Roseanne character, she would tell Rabbi Boteach that she decided not to ask ABC for anything financially.
Boteach has now released a second interview with Barr. The two mostly discuss the Torah, but in the almost 80-minute conversation, she also talks about ABC’s Barr-free “Roseanne” spinoff, “The Conners,” and her potential return to television. Barr clarified that she didn’t ask for compensation for the recently announced series. “I didn’t ask to be paid off,” she said. “I asked for nothing, and I just stepped away … because that is penance. I put a lot of thought into it.” “I thought signing off of my own life’s work and asking for nothing in return, I thought that was a penance,” she added. “Sometimes you ask people what do you think should be done to you know what you’ve done wrong, and it seems that people always know what should be done to them. I just knew that was the right thing, and I want to do the right thing because I’ve lived my life, most part of it, to do the right thing for all people, not just Jews.”