Barr was sacked from her hit sitcom after she tweeted out a political attack on former Obama adviser Valarie Jarrett that many people assumed was a "racist" attack on the half black and half Iranian former official. "But I was never going to have Roseanne die of an opioid overdose". Barr herself may just have revealed how the ABC sitcom plans to write off her character: a drug overdose.
The actress described the killing off of her character as denigrating, telling Straka that "it wasn't enough to [fire me], they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show".More news: Jurgen Klopp wants forwards to keep going for goal
A month to go before The Connors premiere on ABC and Roseanne has already spilled the beans. It seemed like her addiction would be a running storyline in the next season, but now that Barr has been fired, it's apparently how they'll end Roseanne's life. "And also I have quite a few teachers over the years that live there and, you know, I want to study".
Barr called the decision "cynical and terrible". "Can't blame them when ABC ruins shows like Last Man Standing & Roseanne".
"The first people who called me were my African-American family members and comics", she said. You can find out what really happens when The Conners premieres on October 16.