Roseanne Barr knows better than anyone that nobody can hurt you as deeply as your own pretend family. In an interview with The Washington Post (why tho?), Roseanne accused her pretend daughter, Sara Gilbert, of ruining her career and destroying her life. I know, I know! I too thought thought Ambien had ruined Roseanne’s career. I guess the good folks at Sanofi-Aventis will sleep soundly tonight knowing they no longer have the blood of Roseanne’s mangled career on their hands.
You won’t be surprised to learn that Roseanne is not very contrite about the events that led to the reboot of Roseanne being canceled (and later brought back as The Conners, which has been renewed). Although Roseanne had received multiple warnings about her Twitter usage, was being watched like a hawk by ABC executives since well before the reboot was even on the air, repeatedly ignored requests to chill the fuck out with the conspiracy theories and political hot takes, she ignored all of the above and ultimately tweeted her last tweet as Roseanne Barr, Sitcom Star. Yet somehow Sara is the Hannibal Lecter in this situation.
She also can’t forgive Gilbert. On May 29, 27 minutes before ABC announced the cancellation, Gilbert tweeted that Barr’s comments were “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.”
“She destroyed the show and my life with that tweet,” Barr says. “She will never get enough until she consumes my liver with a fine Chianti.”
To be fair, Sara did hold more power over the fate of Roseanne than many of her other detractors. Sara “was a driving force” in getting the reboot on the air and participated in and facilitated several interventions to keep the show on the rails (once in August of 2017 when Roseanne tweeted support for Donald Trump’s “fine people” comments about Charlottesville, and again to assess her history of anti-trans comments in advance of a plot line involving TV Roseanne’s “grandson’s curiosity about girl’s clothes”. That resulted in a 27 page report). So, I guess you could say that Roseanne didn’t know the bitch was right.
Sara, ever the good pretend daughter, actually has no plans to consume Roseanne’s liver (which should probably be considered bio-hazardous waste). Sara told the WP:
“while I’m extremely disappointed and heartbroken over the dissolution of the original show, she will always be family, and I will always love Roseanne.”
What a monster!