In The Hollywood Reporter‘s newest concern, the 38-year-old recollects an early aughts run-in with Barr, 65.
“I don’t know if you know El Segundo [a coastal California town near LAX], but if you’re black and you’re driving through El Segundo, you’re going to get pulled over,” Haddish says. “I used to visit my friend Anna there, and it got to a point where I was calling the police officers by name.”
She continues: “One day, we had been strolling across the neighborhood, and Anna says, ‘Oh, Roseanne lives there.’ Now, I cherished Roseanne, and the subsequent day we walked by, and she or he was in her yard. I say, ‘Hiiii, Roseanne.’ She appears at me (makes a disgusted face), and ran in the home. I assumed, ‘Maybe she do not need to be bothered at the moment.'”
That wasn’t the Night School star’s final run-in with the comic, although.
“A week later, we walk by again, and I told Anna — she’s Hispanic, but she looks white — she should say hi this time,” Haddish says. “So she says, ‘Hi, Roseanne,’ and Roseanne goes, ‘Hey!’ I thought, ‘Maybe she got to know us.'”
Haddish, who additionally opens as much as THR about when she hit on Leonardo DiCaprio, noticed Barr a 3rd time every week later.
“Then I go back, like, a week later, I wave again and say, ‘Hi, Roseanne! I love your comedy,’ and she (makes the same disgusted face) and turns her head,” the Girls Trip star says. “I think, ‘F*ck that b*tch.’ That was 2000, maybe 2001, so it’s not new. She been racist, why’d you all give her a TV show?”
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey stated in a press release on the time.
Disney-ABC Chairman and CEO Bob Iger recommended Dungey for making the correct choice in letting Roseanne go. “There was only thing to do here, and that was the right thing,” he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier this month Barr said on Twitter that she’s “making restitution for the pain I have caused.”
Last week a supply with information of the scenario informed ET that conversations relating to a potential Roseanne reboot “are moving swiftly.”
Multiple concepts are being mentioned behind closed doorways and “it is more than likely the entire cast (minus its leading lady) and crew would return” if an settlement on a reboot will be made, the source noted.