Disgraced Comedian Roseanne Barr Says She’ll Move to Israel When The Connors Premiers: ‘I’m Staying Away From it’

Roseanne says she will be moving to Israel when the spin-off of her eponymous show, The Connors, airs.

The comedian spoke about this during her latest appearance on the Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Podcast. “I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there, and that’s where I’m going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers. I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go,” she said, adding, “It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”

In case you missed how her travails started: not long after Roseanne sent and then deleted a series of racist tweets about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett(she compared Jarrett to an ape), ABC canceled the reboot of her show, which was accompanied with a powerful statement from the president Channing Dungey.

Next, ABC announced a spin-off of the canceled reboot dubbed The Connors, which doesn’t feature Barr. She also has no financial or creative role in the new show. The spin-off is expected to air in fall 2018.

Now, Roseanne says she wants to be far away when it airs.

Asked how she feels about the new show, Barr said, “I’m not going to curse it or bless it. I’m staying neutral. That’s what I do. I’m staying neutral. I’m staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone, and I don’t wish good for my enemies. I don’t. I can’t. I just stay neutral. That’s what I gotta do. I have some mental health issues of depression and stuff. I got to stay in the middle or I’ll go dark, and I don’t want to go dark again. I’ve done it. After all, I was married to Tom Arnold.”

We can’t wait to see how it pans out for her when the new show finally airs.


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