Roseanne Barr apologises to Valerie Jarrett over ‘misunderstanding’ - insults haircut

Roseanne Barr apologises to Valerie Jarrett over ‘misunderstanding’ - insults haircut

Roseanne Barr apologises to Valerie Jarrett over ‘misunderstanding’ - insults haircut

Barr said in an hour-long television interview, her first since comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape, that her May tweet was political in nature, not racist. Beyond her racially offensive tweet being "abhorrent" to the company's values, ABC executives had to realize that because there little chance of controlling the star of their biggest show, they had reason for knots in their stomachs, dreading more unwelcome surprises.

Barr apologized publicly to Jarrett and donated money to groups that support African-American youth but she still faces negativity, Boteach said. "And that was what was in my head".

Back in May, Barr tweeted "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj".

"I don't know how to reconcile with what you saying and what she has said with what the facts are", Hostin said.

Roseanne looked into the camera and said with seeming sincerity, "I'm sorry for the misunderstanding that caused my ill worded tweet". I never meant that. I never meant to hurt anybody or say anything negative about an entire race of people. "I've apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness", Roseanne said.

Speaking to Hannity, the 65-year-old comedian insisted that the tweet was not deliberately racist, but rather just poorly worded. She said she signed off on the deal to allow the 200 cast and crew to work. I was so sad that people thought [the tweet] was racist. I thought she was from Iran. "And they can't take that away from me, no matter what's happened".

Later in the interview, Hannity asked Barr to address Jarrett directly.

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Barr says the incident led to her departure from Twitter.

During an interview on her YouTube channel last week, Barr said ABC canned her without giving her opportunity to publicly explain herself. Barr clarified to Hannity that she saw the tweet as political, not racial, adding "I will always defend Israel".

"Of course I'd tell her, she's got to get a new haircut", she added. And for that I apologize.

ABC has since ordered a spin-off of the show called The Conners, which is due to air in October.

The 2009 Academy Award victor for best-supporting actress explained during a Morning News interview with Sam Rubin how Roseanne Barr supported her early on in her career, at a time when many people would not.

Mo'Nique described Barr as her "sister in comedy" and called the infamous tweet a mistake, saying she wouldn't "put (Barr) on the racist list".

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