CBS has made an outrageous offer to disgraced comedian Roseanne Barr – $100 million to write a new sitcom. Yes, you read that right. The same Roseanne Barr who was fired from her hit show in 2018 for making racist and offensive comments on Twitter.
According to CBS executives, they believe that Barr has served her time and is ready to make a comeback. “We believe in second chances and we think that Roseanne is ready to make amends for her past mistakes,” said a spokesperson for the network.
However, not everyone is pleased with the news. Many people have taken to social media to express their outrage, citing Barr’s past behavior as proof that she does not deserve a second chance.
“Giving Roseanne Barr $100 million to write a new sitcom is like giving a pyromaniac a match and a gallon of gasoline,” tweeted one user.
Others have criticized CBS for offering such a large sum of money to someone with a history of making offensive comments. “It’s a slap in the face to all the people who have been hurt by Roseanne’s words,” said another user.
Despite the backlash, Barr seems excited about the prospect of returning to television. “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to share my unique brand of humor with the world once again,” she said in a statement.
As of now, it is unclear what the new sitcom will be about or when it will air. However, one thing is for sure – this controversial move by CBS is sure to stir up more than just a little bit of controversy.