Roseanne Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold has further deepened the cancellation of the iconic ABC sitcom Roseanne and her mental condition
Arnold, 59, claims the actress is ready to retire after just one season Farewell to the Show
"It had to happen," he told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday. "And I'll tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen when you see her tweets escalating this weekend."
"If it had not happened yesterday, this season would have been so terrible for everyone because it felt like it had been exploited [being] [of] just like when I left the show," Arnold said ,
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Arnold suggested removing Barr's phone could have prevented her Twitter attack on Valerie Jarrett on Monday.
"ABC may have lost $ 1 billion in this show, money was thrown out with a fist and they lost everything because someone did not say," Get the phone out of your hand, "he said. THR . "She will not go to TV and say these things. But you put this phone in her hand and she is a loose cannon. He repeated this feeling on Wednesday evening in CNN and said ABC risked a lot by not being more careful and watching Barr.
"I thought someone would do it take away their phone or monitor that because It's dangerous if you have so much money on a show, "Arnold said." We have the first amendment, and we also have the second amendment, but you do not just give a gun to somebody and hopefully let them run around the stage. You have to be careful. You risked a lot. I could see it coming. "
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He added," This Monkey thing is something she has tweeted about blacks before, why is it all right? It's a meme that she and thousands of her old right-wing fans are doing. They love to call black people monkeys, it's not a one-time joke. They do it because we have a racist president, and that's a fact. "
" Roseanne and I have known him for 30 years and that is an absolute fact. Instead of saying, "Ok, everyone, let's stick together," he says, "What about me?" This is crazy, "he continued.
Asked by Anderson Cooper if Barr had always been a Republican or if she had previously shown racist thoughts, Arnold said she was the opposite.
"When I first met Roseanne, I was working in a meatpacking plant in Iowa, and she was older and a feminist. I've never met a feminist before, "he told Cooper." She was much more developed than me. I was a meatpacker, bouncer and part-time comedian, and I've learned so much from her that I'm liberal and think that way.
Arnold also claimed that Barr "obviously" suffers from mental illness.
"She has mental problems right now, but that does not make it all right," he said, admitting he was also suffering from mental illness "They had to cancel the show."
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"Just before we got married I I went to the drug and alcohol detox center and she was there for me, and then, after we got married, we dealt with her mental health problems as a family, "he added," and it was something she was studying . "
As for Barr, the show was to be canceled, Arnold claimed it was because" she did not get any creative credit in the series, which she deserved. "
" I would love it, if she would come out and said, "Okay 'I went too far and stepped down', "he added. "As this weekend approached, I saw it was coming."
Barr unveiled in 1994, according to ABC News, a multiple personality disorder or dissociative identity disorder.
In an interview with Esquire  Barr called her disorder "a gift" and described herself as "we".
"We have seven different signatures," she told the magazine at that time. "We've never liked to say" I say "It's something we've got to do with singletons, you know how to sound normal, we consider it a gift."
Like her At the time she was busy having several personalities, the comedian said she was "always in conflict with conflicting parts, but I learned how to make them listen to one another now."
"I learned them to let them know that they are in the same team, that we have the same body we did not know before, "she said about her personalities.
Roseanne was canceled by ABC on Tuesday after Barr wrote a now-deleted tweet comparing Jarrett to a monkey. Barr claimed Tuesday that she had taken Ambien before she started tweeting.
In a now-deleted tweet, Barr wrote an apology to Jarrett and wrote, "@ValerieJarrett I apologize to you, I'm so sorry I hurt you, I hope you can accept this sincere apology! "
Following the cancellation of the program on Monday, Arnold quickly attracted social media.
"ABC bosses have found a way to control me," he tweeted. "They stopped me from promoting anything on ABC because I called Roseanne Barr and her dangerous tweets."
Arnold also praised Disney CEO Bob Iger after ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey had announced the cancellation.
"Respect for Bob Iger," he wrote, "Hard decision with financial consequences for his company, but right for America … um … now Bob will not make mistakes, but maybe someone else will find out if I am still banished from all @ ABCNetwork members because they've called Roseanne Barr for their racist conspiracy tweets? "