Roseanne Barr's Twitter rant blasts TV, admits to 'mental health issues'

roseanne-barr-twitter-rant.jpgActress/comedian Roseanne Barr went on a rather epic drunken Twitter rant Saturday (Nov. 30), referencing her two recent experiences working in TV -- her 2011 reality show called "Roseanne's Nuts" and her recent reunion with "Roseanne" star John Goodman in "Downwardly Mobile," a sitcom that was picked up by NBC but then later shelved after only the pilot was filmed.

Roseanne writes:

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. actually, for many years-from my first reality show to my second and two failed development deals. Don't call me-I won't call you. I'm gone. Not ONE word remained of any ideas I had. I was constantly 'corrected' as if I had no track record whatsoever. I'm enraged over all of it.

here's my advice: if u know something is wrong frm the start, don't try2 make it work-don't excuse ppl's insensitivity. They never improve. I don't have the emotional stability to withstand being manipulated and lied to anymore-now that I'm old. development process went like this: show runner disappeared for 7 weeks-never returned any calls from me-I was told she 'goes into a cave' to write & cannot b reached by me. That was the first thing that happened after I signed on 2 'collaborate.' I was told by her assistant that she was in an undisclosed location-which had no phone or email-later found out it was a room in her house. I was also told that this was 'her process'-and that the result would be fantastic.


I asked why I had been removed totally from the process. They had less than no interest in including me in the development of a show that was built on 'my brand'. It was horrible, but I kept on bc I had 2 C it thru-out of a bizarre interest in the insane outcome. The script didn't resonate with me-I tried 2 b kind about it. There were hardly any jokes in the script, and I didn't connect with the characters at all. My family told me 2 quit-I kept on trying.

As I write thse words, I'm aware of the fact that other women's work is belittled & undervalued far far worse than mine. That I'm a lucky 1. 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 f***ed. anyway, no more drunk tweeting late at night for me! twitter exists to aid bullying ppl who speak out.


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