Roseanne Barr says her controversial tweet was a 'misunderstanding'

Deanna Kelley
July 27, 2018

Barr made headlines after she tweeted in May that Jarrett, who is African-American and was born in Iran, was as though the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby". Many saw the tweet as racist, but Roseanne insists it was politically motivated.

Mr Trump, who had celebrated the comeback ratings for Barr at a campaign rally in March, reacted to her dismissal by complaining that he had never received an apology "for the frightful statements made and said about me on ABC". "That's what was in my head", said Barr. The comedian eventually did, saying that she was sorry for her "ill-worded tweet" and said she would tell Jarrett that she is sorry "that you feel harm and hurt".

"If one of you said something like that about me, that might hurt my feelings", Jarrett added. I've apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness.

"Plus I'd tell her she's gotta get a new haircut, I mean seriously, she needs a new haircut."

She explained: "It cost me everything".

'I've apologised a lot, ' Barr said.

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'Address her and not just her, but people in the community who are so outraged about it. Address them from your heart and tell them, ' Hannity said.

The actress claimed she fought extremism, but fears it is growing, adding, "I feel like both the left and the right have marginalized the middle, and it's just too insane". "But there was a white woman named Roseanne Barr that showed up for me".

With her sacking by ABC, the network also scrapped Roseanne's sitcom, a re-boot of the series that originally ran for nearly a decade from 1988.

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.

Her explanations have shifted nearly since the controversy began. There they were: just two chummy racists, reveling in the masses of people they've offended, disgraced, and marginalized.

"The problem I have right now is Roseanne is every gross stereotype I'm trying to get people to go away from", she continued, not referring to Barr herself. "Don't assume you know what I meant, because I think you don't know what I meant, and I would like to make it clearer to you what I did mean". And in the eyes of most Hannity viewers, Barr is probably forgiven tonight-if not applauded. "We need to talk about race and everything that's connected to it", she said. "I could fight this".

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