Roseanne Barr is finished with television. For now, anyway.
While the rest of Hollywood was mourning the loss of actor Paul Walker on Saturday, the outspoken comic launched an all-out Twitter attack on the industry that made her a star — vowing to work instead in “geriatric porn.” (Could you imagine?)
“I’m never going to work in television again. I’m never going to even attempt it. I feel as if I’ve been insulted/assaulted for over a year,” she told her 223,000 followers.
“Actually, for many years — from my first reality show to my second and two failed development details. Don’t call me-I won’t call you. I’m gone.”
From the sounds of it, things must not have worked out between Rosey and NBC, where she was reportedly developing a new comedy series with Nurse Jackie co-creator and former co-showrunner Linda Wallem.
“Not ONE word remained of any ideas I had,” she wrote. “I was constantly ‘corrected’ as if I had no track record whatsoever. I’m enraged over all of it.”
And from there, the rant went on for hours.
Here are a few tweets that followed:
I don’t have the emotional stability to withstand being manipulated and lied to anymore-now that I’m old.
newsflash: Yes, I do have mental health issues. Decent ppl refrain from bullying, lying to, manipulating & taking advantage of ppl like me.
one thing I’ve learned in Hollywood-every time someone tells me I’m a genius-tht means I am going to get fucked.
Hollywood’s always trying to kill their own stars-whether creatively or physically-burying them under psychic stress, greed and gas lighting
i forgot! the sexism and classism of hollywood is matched by its racism and homophobia-all of which is dwarfed by its psychopathology.
I’m writing directing editing & starring in my new show by myself. F*ck everybody.
When I was told that no star gets to write their own show, I asked, “who writes Tina Fay’s show, then?”
all of hollywood is calling me for an interview: here’s my statement: i am done being mentally tortured-I quit.
Back in 2011, Roseanne developed a multi-camera comedy at NBC called Downwardly Mobile, which never made it beyond a pilot.
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