Roseanne Barr Apologizes To Valerie Jarrett, Then Immediately Mocks Her Haircut

Toby Graves
July 27, 2018

Just last week, Barr told her story in a video posted on her YouTube page, where she explained that she thought Jarrett was white - though during her Hannity interview she backtracked, saying she thought the former White House adviser was "Middle Eastern".

She then suggested, as she has previously, that she didn't know Jarrett was an African American: "No, I didn't know - like a lot of Americans including a lot of people of all types, they didn't know either".

The tweet implied senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and an ape.

Hannity asked Roseanne what she would say to Jarrett if she were able to get on the phone and talk one on one with her.

If she's watching, I'm so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought that my tweet was racist because it wasn't, it was political. She said she would tell Jarrett, "I'm sorry that you feel harm and hurt, I never meant that". I never meant that and for that I apologize.

"I was allowed under my contract to have 24 hours to correct any mistakes".

Barr insisted the Jarrett tweet was "political" not "racial" and was connected to Barr's advocacy for Israel.

Barr's tweet caused a storm of outrage and the ABC network swiftly canceled the revival of her top-rated comedy series "Roseanne" about a working-class American family in the era of President Donald Trump.

"It cost me everything", she said.

She said: "I hope you'll try to understand me and accept my apologies for my part in this big misunderstanding'". During the live interview, he brought up both her issues with depression and multiple-personality disorder and her previous claims she was sexually abused by her father.

Speaking on her firing from ABC, she says that the past two months have been "harsh", leading her to "hide in my mom's basement", fearful to head outdoors, adding it felt like she was in the Twilight Zone.

Since she was axed, ABC has announced plans to make a "Roseanne" spin-off called "The Conners", which will star the likes of John Goodman and Sara Gilbert.

'I was so sad that people thought [the tweet] was racist.

Earlier in the interview, however, Barr said, "Everybody deserves to be joked about".

"'I am a creative genius, and this is not a good feeling for an artist to be treated this way, and it's not a good feeling for a citizen, either", she said.

Simply put, Barr wasn't fired for what she said in the past, but for statements in the present and, perhaps as significantly, potentially in the future. I've apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness.

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