“I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there,” she said. “It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”
Barr insists that she’s not going to put the show on blast (but then again, we’re talking about a woman who repeatedly promised to quit Twitter only to return). “I’m not going to curse it or bless it,” she said. “I’m staying neutral. That’s what I do. I’m staying neutral. I’m staying away from it. Not wishing bad on anyone, and I don’t wish good for my enemies.”
The Twitter rant that got Barr fired included a comparison of top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Barr offered various excuses — including that she was under the influence of Ambien — and although she apologized, network brass fired her in May.
Barr updated Boteach, on whose podcast she has appeared previously, on what she’s been up to since the controversy (other than planning her temporary overseas move). She’s cut a record in Nashville, and she’s working on an unspecified new sitcom project, she said.
And she also offered another reason for her proposed change in scenery: “I’m leaving California, because I’m sure it’s going to fall into the sea soon.”