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Roseanne Barr to go to Israel to prevent “The Conners’ premiere: ‘I’m not around’

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Roseanne Barr the butt of many jokes at the Emmy Awards

Roseanne Barr was not nominated for the awards, but that didn’t stop the actress from a topic of conversation at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Roseanne Barr is elaborated a bit on its previously announced plans to move to Israel as soon as “The Conners” will premiere on ABC in October.

Speaking at the “Dr. Oz Show” on Tuesday, Barr, who is Jewish, was asked about the previous claims made that they would go out of the country to avoid being involved in the show.

“I don’t want around, because, you know, I get pulled into a negative thing of defending myself, or angry to be mischaracterized,” she told the host. “You know, I don’t know… I want to stay away from it. I want to stay in a cheery, positive, pleasant place that I’ve worked my way back into my life.”

Barr previously appeared on the “Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Podcast” where they announced that they plan to leave the USA for Israel when the spin-off of her wildly successful “Roseanne” reboot debut.

“I’m not going to curse or blessing,” Barr said of the upcoming spin-off (via People). “I continue to be neutral. That is what I do. I continue to be neutral. I’m there to stay away from it. Want not bad at all, and I do not want to good for my enemies. I don’t. I can’t do it. I just stay neutral. That is what I need to do. I have a number of mental health problems of depression and that sort of thing. I got to stay in the middle or I go dark, and I don’t want to go dark again. I’ve done it. After all, I was married to Tom Arnold.”

Barr was abruptly fired from her role in the ABC series, which was cancelled before they retooled as a spin-off that Barr neither will benefit from creatively nor financially. The decision was taken after they posted a racist tweet aimed at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, in which she compared her to a “monkey” and “the muslim brotherhood.”

As for what she plans to do once she is moved, Barr opened Dr. Oz to explain that she wants to study and her Jewish background more.

“I want to be able to learn Hebrew, speak fluent Hebrew, because I read very slowly. But I know the letters and I love the letters, but I want to speak,” she explained. “And also, I’ve had quite a few teachers who live there and, you know, I want to study.”

The appearance comes just a day after Barr was the butt of many jokes on the 2018 Emmy Awards, where a number of stars put for her political rhetoric and the abrupt cancellation of her show.

Hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che is noted in their monologue that shows like “Last Man Standing” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” rescued from cancellation by other networks.

“Roseanne was cancelled by himself, but also picked up by the white nationalists,” Jost quipped.

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