logo

Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband's statement about show's cancellation: 'she wanted it to happen'

Edduin Carvajal
May 31, 2018
04:27 P.M.

Actor, comedian, and TV host Tom Arnold, who was married to Roseanne Barr from 1990 to 1994, confessed that the show’s cancellation was something inevitable.

Advertisement

In an interview he had with The Hollywood Reporter, Arnold said that he believed Barr didn’t want to do the show when the first season ended and that she wanted it to be cancelled.

He added that if people could read all her tweets during the weekend before the racist ‘joke,’ they would notice that they were ‘escalating.’ If Roseanne wouldn’t have been cancelled, the season would have been ‘awful’ for everyone involved, said Arnold.

According to him, Barr would have felt like she was being taken advantage of, which might have been the reason why she wanted the show to be over. Arnold, who wrote for Roseanne from 1988 to 1993, left the series for that same reason.

Thanks to Barr’s tweets in which she said that former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was the product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes, ABC opted for cancelling the reboot of Roseanne.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Advertisement

Arnold pointed out that the network lost around $1 billion – and many actors lost their jobs – because nobody said ‘get that phone out of her hand.’

He added that she couldn’t go in front of the TV to say such things but that things were completely different when she has a phone in her hands.

Arnold admitted that he threw the idea of taking her phone away to the crew during the production process of the first season.

When he heard that Barr wouldn’t give up on her phone, he wrote her a statement that would tell her fans that she was going to spend less time on Twitter. All he wanted to do was avoid any troublesome situation, like the one with Jarrett.

Even though Arnold and Barr have been separated for 24 years, he confessed that he would always have a bond with her and his stepchildren. Most of Barr’s tweets regarding the incident have been deleted.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

John Goodman Moved to Raise Daughter Far from Showbiz — At 71, He's Sober & 200 Pounds Lighter

November 24, 2023

5 Celebrities Who Live in Regular Homes

January 24, 2024

Teen Visits Same Coffee Shop Daily, Then Spots Barista Wearing His Missing Mom's Medallion – Story of the Day

December 18, 2023

Dog Barks at Coffin during Funeral, Suspicious Son Opens It and Finds It Empty – Story of the Day

February 22, 2024

Dog Barks at Coffin during Funeral, Suspicious Son Opens It and Finds It Empty – Story of the Day

February 15, 2024

Dog Barks at Coffin during Funeral, Suspicious Son Opens It and Finds It Empty – Story of the Day

February 14, 2024

Woman Fails to End Call, Husband Accidentally Overhears Her Conversation – Story of the Day

February 24, 2024

Wife Sees Husband with Their Nanny in Kissing Cam while Watching Basketball Game – Story of the Day

December 18, 2023

Woman Sees Husband with Their Nanny in Kissing Cam while Watching Basketball Game – Story of the Day

January 22, 2024

Guy Visits Same Coffee Shop Daily, Then Spots Barista Wearing His Missing Mom's Medallion – Story of the Day

November 09, 2023

My Husband’s Friend Accidentally Exposed That He Is Cheating on Me and I Took My Revenge Gracefully

February 17, 2024

I Spotted My Husband at Lunch Instead of His Business Trip & Decided to Find Out Who He’s Waiting For

December 19, 2023

Couple Is Refused Boy’s Adoption Due to Poverty, Years Later He Comes to their Home in Fancy Car – Story of the Day

December 20, 2023

My Mother-in-Law Arrives to See Our Newborn, Tries to Get Rid of Me

February 16, 2024