Roseanne Barr 'begged' ABC to keep her show on the air

Rodolfo Vieira
Feb 08, 2019
12:30 A.M.
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Roseanne Barr continued to apologize for the racist tweet against Valerie Jarrett and claimed to have begged ABC to save everyone's jobs after the cancellation of the show.


The 65-year-old actress took to Twitter yet again to justify her actions and words on May 31, 2018, saying that she offered to apologize to those she offended and make amends.

The actress later deleted the post, but, according to People, which was able to screenshot the tweet, Ben Sherwood, Disney/ABC Television Group President, didn't accept her offer.

In the tweet, Barr, who described Jarrett as a crossover between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes franchise, said that she would be 'willing to do anything' and 'asked for help in making things rights.'


Barr claimed that she would publicize for free, travel and even work while sick. But, most of all, the actress revealed that she begged for people's jobs to be saved.

According to the 65-year-old, Sherwood scolded her and told her that what she did was 'egregious and unforgivable.' Barr also expresseD her regret to Jayden Rey, the actress who played the role of Mary Connor on Roseanne.

"The saddest part of all is for Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew to love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American."

Roseanne Barr, CNN (originally on Twitter), May 31, 2018


Following the backlash suffered, Barr turned to God for forgiveness, hoping that the bad experience would allow her to move to a better place where she could be useful and help those in need.

Barr went on to say that she wished to bring people together and that she had a wonderful experience on the show, especially while working alongside the rest of the cast.

Roseanne was canceled by Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, after Barr's racist tweet hit the internet. The show had great ratings and was even renewed for a second season, but Barr's 'joke,' as she put it, caused it to fall apart.