Roseanne ‘Begged’ ABC Not to Cancel Her Show

Roseanne Barr tweeted Thursday night that she “begged” Disney-ABC’s TV head Ben Sherwood not to cancel her show in the aftermath of her racist remarks about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. “I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC [to] let me apologize & make amends. I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked [for] help in making things right,” Barr wrote. “I’d worked doing publicity [for] them [for] free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged [for people’s] jobs.” She continued in another tweet, recounting the conversation she had with Sherwood. “He said: what were you thinking when you did this? I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family!” she wrote. “He scoffed & said: ‘what [you] have done is egregious, and unforgivable.’ I begged [for] my crews jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg.” She then lamented that the “saddest part” of the ordeal was that former Roseanne cast member Jayden Rey thought she did “not love her bc she is African American. It’s the most gawd [sic] awful painful thing.” Barr signed “off twitter for a while” and wrote, “they wont stop til I die, I fear - pray for me!”