Roseanne Attacks Hollywood In Profanity-Laced Twitter Rant

by | December 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM | Roseanne, TV News

The one and only Roseanne Barr, seen earlier this year (Photo: Getty Images)

Roseanne Barr is not happy with Hollywood, and she tweeted her rage at the television establishment on Saturday, at one point threatening to quit television completely and take up “geriatric porn.”

In a series of profanity-laced tweets, Barr complained that she’d been shut out of the development process of her new television show, and threatened in a tweet: “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.”

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She tweeted that the “development process went like this: show runner disappeared for 7 weeks-never returned any calls from me – I was told she ‘goes in2 a cave’,” and then became unavailable … That was the first thing that happened after I signed on 2 ‘collaborate’.”

And: “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.”

It was not immediately clear what show in development Barr was referring to but the actress has a deal to collaborate with “Nurse Jackie” co-creator and former showrunner Linda Wallem on a multicamera family comedy for NBC. Barr signed a production deal with Universal TV in January to develop a starring vehicle for NBC.

Watch a classic clip from Roseanne’s Lifetime reality show “Roseanne’s Nuts”:

She added in disgust: “The women in hollywood cannot fall to their knees to [expletive deleted] fast enough.”

“One thing I’ve learned in Hollywood-every time someone tells me I’m a genius – tht means I am going to get [screwed],” she tweeted on Saturday morning.

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Barr’s last show was a reality program for Lifetime called “Roseanne’s Nuts,” about life on her macadamia nut and livestock farm in Hawaii, which aired from July 13 to Sept. 16, 2011.

In her rant of more than a dozen tweets, Barr admitted that she did have “mental health issues.” She added: “Decent ppl refrain from bullying, lying to, manipulating & taking advantage of ppl like me.”

She then concluded in a late morning Saturday tweet: “anyway, no more drunk tweeting late at night for me!”

However, she continued tweeting after that, and the insults to Hollywood did not abate: “i forgot! the sexism and classism of hollywood is matched by its racism and homophobia – all of which is dwarfed by its psychopathology,” she tweeted at about 2 p.m. Pacific time.

And shortly before that came: “Hollywood’s always trying to kill their own stars – whether creatively or physically – burying them under psychic stress, greed and gas lighting.”

An email to Barr to place the tweets in context was not immediately answered.

Here are some of the choicest tweets:

“i forgot! the sexism and classism of hollywood is matched by its racism and homophobia-all of which is dwarfed by its psychopathology.”

“Hollywood’s always trying to kill their own stars-whether creatively or physically-burying them under psychic stress, greed and gas lighting”

“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.”

“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’.”

“development process went like this: show runner disappeared for 7 weeks-never returned any calls from me-I was told she ‘goes in2 a cave’

“I don’t have the emotional stability to withstand being manipulated and lied to anymore-now that I’m old.”

here’s my advice: if u know something is wrong from the start, don’t try2 make it work-don’t excuse ppl’s insensitivity. They never improve.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“im going to start doing porn now [...] that’s right-geriatric porn. #movingtoPortugal”

“the women in hollywood cannot fall to their knees to [expletive deleted] fast enough.”

“one thing I’ve learned in Hollywood-every time someone tells me I’m a genius-tht means I am going to get [screwed].”

“anyway, no more drunk tweeting late at night for me!”