As promised, Roseanne Barr has interviewed herself for her YouTube channel, in an attempt to once again defend herself against the haters who have accused her of tweeting racism at Valerie Jarrett. For anyone wondering if this screen shot was taken out of context, you’re about to see that it’s very much exactly the prime moment of context.
Only a week ago, Roseanne Barr bragged to her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach that she had traded in Roseanne’s famous couch afghan for a blanket woven from TV offers. Roseanne even promised that she’d be doing a TV interview very soon, her first since ABC fired her for her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. But Roseanne’s first interview is going to be on YouTube instead of TV.
While ABC is clearly ready to move on from the embarrassing mess that was Roseanne, Roseanne Barr herself isn’t able to exit stage left as easily. For nearly a month now, Roseanne’s name has been synonymous with Ambien jokes due to a really gross Tweet she made about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Roseanne has issued some excuse-heavy apologies on Twitter, like saying her Planet of the Apes crack was really about anti-semitism. Well, now we can hear what one of those apologies sounds like; Roseanne has given her first interview since this all went down. And much like the name of Carly Rae Jepsen’s last album, Roseanne’s interview was full of capital-E emotion.
As expected, TV Line is reporting that ABC has ordered a spin-off of their Roseanne revival tentatively titled The Conners. Just like that, the Roseanne in Roseanne disappears into the Roseanne graveyard of things we never speak of again, like Dan’s death, or Lonnie Anderson.
Roseanne Barr’s holy conscious may finally be cleared, everyone! No, not because she’s stopped being offensive, racist or crazy–that’s not what’s been keeping her up at night. Roseanne (pictured above with the one black person she knows, 8-year-old co-star, actress Jayden Rey) no longer needs to worry her pure soul about putting a bunch of wealthy Caucasian actors out of work: the Roseanne spinoff is close to confirmed!
Not long after ABC canceled their highly-rated Roseanne revival, there was news that it could possibly be re-tooled to focus on Darlene, played by Sara Gilbert. According to TMZ, ABC is basically gargling with salt water and practicing “unique New York” in the mirror right now, because they could announce the Darlene spin-off sometime this week.