Roseanne Barr Reveals Her Plans to Leave the Country


Just over a month until the Oct. 16 premiere of the ABC show “The Conners,” Roseanne Barr says she won’t be watching the show that will not include her character come fall.

Heck, she won’t even be in the country.

“I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there,” Barr says in a recent podcast interview with longtime friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. “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. It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”

Television viewers will recall that ABC resurrected the show “Roseanne” last year, with its March 2018 premiere bringing in over 18.2 million viewers. However, the show was cancelled in June when Barr made controversial comments on Twitter about former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. In the past, Barr had also made disparaging comments about Chelsea Clinton and George Soros.

In a recent interview, Barr’s former co-star John Goodman commented on the controversy, saying “I know, I know, for a fact that she’s not a racist.” In the same interview, Goodman also hinted at the idea that Barr’s character would be explained off the show following her fictional death.

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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