Whatever Happened To Roseanne Barr?

Roseanne Barr has always been a trailblazer and controversial figure since her namesake show hit the airwaves in 1988. But when the series ended in 1997, Barr didn't go away quietly. With the help of her outspoken personality, Barr remained in the spotlight. If she wasn't bashing Louis C.K., she was growing macadamia nuts on her 50-acre farm in Hawaii. And even the farm life couldn't keep her from running for president in 2012. Check out all the things the famed 63-year-old comedian has been doing lately.

Losing Eyesight

The famed comedian is facing an up-hill battle when it comes to her health. In 2015, Barr revealed she is losing her eyesight and essentially expects to go blind. Barr suffers from both macular degeneration and glaucoma. "My vision is closing in now," she told the The Daily Beast about her condition. "I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible. You know, living it up." Barr says her father suffered from the same diagnosis and she's using marijuana to treat her symptoms. "It's good for me because I have pressure in my eyes," she added. "It's a good medicine for a lot of things."

2012 Presidential Run

Not satisfied with the political landscape of America, Barr set out to make some changes. In 2012, she announced her plan to run for president on the Green Tea Party ticket, according to the Huffington Post. She would be defeated for the party's official nomination by Jill Stein and thus launched her bid under the Peace and Freedom Party. She won the presidential nomination for that party on a very interesting platform. The biggest issues Barr campaigned on were the legalization marijuana and environmental preservation. Despite her noble ideas, she and vice presidential running mate Cindy Sheenan, didn't do so well in the general election that fall — which saw President Barack Obama win his second term in office. By the Huffington Post's calculations, Barr earned 49,534 votes placing her sixth place in the election. "Cindy and I are the 'Throw the Bums Out' ticket and the 'Ballot Access' ticket," Barr said. "The American people are sick and tired of the this 'lesser evil' garbage they get fed every election year." Barr's run for the White House is the subject of a 2016 documentary called Roseanne for President.

Trump Critic, Clinton Basher

While Barr launched her own failed political career in 2012, she's turning her attention to the upcoming presidential race. "I think we would be so lucky if Trump won," she told the Hollywood Reporter. "Because then it wouldn't be Hillary." She goes on to place Clinton in a bad light — questioning her credibility. "Well, she hangs out with Bush," Barr mused. "Do you need more than that? She's friends with everybody that gives her goddamned money. The fact is, you don't get to be the nominee without taking a lot of dirty money. You might be the best f-ckin' person on earth, but you're hanging out with the criminals who do bad things, that matters a lot." Barr also says Trump has a promising vision adding, "He's saying that the order of law matters. When a president can just pass laws on his own, that is a little bit different than what America was supposed to be about. And Trump is saying people will have to be vetted, we'll have to have legal immigration. It's all a scam. I mean, illegal immigration. When people come here they get a lot of benefits that our own veterans don't get. What's up with that?"

After many began to question her thought process, Barr clarified her Trump comments saying she's not backing the candidate but rather, she' supports herself for president. "I endorse myself. I will be writing my name in until I win, and I've said that 10 million times," she told Yahoo News. "I don't endorse. It was just a way to further diminish me and my contribution."

Nut Job

In 2007, Barr purchased a massive 50-acre macadamia nut farm on the big island of Hawaii. "I really like nature. I like the solitude," she revealed to Oprah's Where Are They Now series. "My goal is to be totally self sufficient and grow everything that I eat. There's something about earning your dinner that's cool. I consider myself a farmer, first. A farmer, writer. Sex symbol. International sex symbol." Despite living in paradise and farming her own food, her property hit a bit of controversy in 2011. According to Yahoo News, Barr's farm was targeted because illegal work was done to move dirt. The county in which she lives sent a letter to the trust that owns the property, Barr's Big Buck Land Trust, stating it must submit a grading permit application. Apparently, it's illegal to move more than 100 cubic yards of earth without a permission. Despite the drama, press about the nut farm wasn't only negative. The farm was also the subject of a 2011 reality show called Roseanne's Nuts, which aired for one season on Lifetime. In total, 16 episodes aired before the network pulled the plug in the fall of 2011.

Roseanne's Joint

It's no secret that Barr loves pot, so she decided to try her hand in the marijuana business. In early 2016, it was announced that Barr was opening her own medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California, called Roseanne's Joint, according the Orange County Register. The shop will sell a variety of marijuana products including marijuana laced chocolate covered macadamia nuts, which are grown on her farm. "I'm proud to be a cultural pioneer at the forefront of another wave of progress," Barr said in a statement. "And we're proud of the city of Santa Ana as we continue to move into the era of recognizing cannabis as the natural, therapeutic, herbal substance medical science has proven it to be. Roseanne's Joint will be a responsible, contributing member of, and addition to, the community."

Fights Against Louis C.K.

Bill Cosby isn't the only comedian with suspicious and potentially criminal behavior, so says Barr. In a 2016 Daily Beast interview, Barr made shocking allegations against comedian Louis C.K. "I've been speaking up," she said. "It's Louis C.K., locking the door and masturbating in front of women comics and writers. I can't tell you — I've heard so many stories. Not just him, but a lot of them. And it's just par for the course. It's just sh-t women have to put up with." Barr later added that she doesn't have "first-hand knowledge, though have heard women make these allegations." For a period of time, C.K. was quiet on the allegations Barr hurled toward him. He finally spoke out against them in a New York Magazine interview. "Well, you can't touch stuff like that. There's one more thing I want to say about this, and it's important: If you need your public profile to be all positive, you're sick in the head," he said. "I do the work I do, and what happens next I can't look after. So my thing is that I try to speak to the work whenever I can. Just to the work and not to my life."

Weight Loss Success

In 2014, Barr began making media rounds looking thinner and healthier than ever. In fact, she told the Today show about her "revolutionary" diet that helped her drop the pounds. "It's radical and revolutionary," she quipped. "It's where you eat less and move more — you know, just simple." She didn't reveal an exact number of pounds she's dropped, but put the focus on her health. "I just want to keep getting healthy and let go of excess baggage to carry around, so I'm lighter on my feet and in my life." Barr has been vocal about her weight and image issues in the past. In 1998, she underwent gastric bypass surgery and a few years later in 2003, she underwent a series of plastic surgeries. At age 50, Barr got a tummy tuck, nose job, breast reduction and face lift, according to People magazine.