When The Conners premieres this fall, Roseanne Barr won’t be tuning in.
During her latest appearance on the Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Podcast, the actress weighed in on the new iteration of the series, announced after ABC abruptly axed her well-received Roseanne reboot after Barr likened former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an “ape” on Twitter.
“I’m not going to curse it or bless it,” Barr said of the upcoming spinoff. “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.”
In fact, Barr said she’ll be in Israel when the show premieres on October 16th.
“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. “It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”
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