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Roseanne Barr Shares Her Thoughts on 'The Conners' Killing Off Her Character

Roseanne Barr Shares Her Thoughts on 'The Conners' Killing Off Her Character

Roseanne Barr is looking back at being fired from Roseanne.

If you don’t know, the 70-year-old was fired from the revival of her sitcom back in 2018 after she posted a racist tweet about President Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett.

The Roseanne revival was then canceled, but ABC soon picked up a spinoff titled The Conners.

In the premiere episode of the spinoff, it was revealed that Roseanne‘s character had died of an opioid overdose.

In a new interview published on Thursday (February 9), Roseanne shared her true thoughts on the show killing off her character.

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“When they killed my character off, that was a message to me, knowing that I’m mentally ill or have mental health issues, that they did want me to commit suicide,” Roseanne told the Los Angeles Times. “They killed my character, and my character. And all of that was to say thank you for bringing 28 million viewers, which they never had before and will never see again. Because they can kiss my ass.”

“I can’t know what they think or feel,” Roseanne continued about her former co-stars. “I don’t know why they did what they did. I’m not like them. I realized that. I can’t believe what they did, with all the pain that I went through to bring the show back. And it didn’t faze them to murder my character, either.”

Now years later, Roseanne says she isn’t holding any grudges against her former on-screen family.

“I forgive everybody,” Roseanne said. “I started thinking that God took me out of there to save me. And once I started thinking that way, I was, like, a lot better off.”

Roseanne isn’t the only star that has had a controversial exit from their show.

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