Roseanne apologizes directly to Valerie Jarrett, then mocks her looks on 'Hannity'

27 July, 2018, 20:27 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Roseanne Barr gave her first televised interview to Fox News

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.

In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night, the actress issued another personal apology to former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett ― then, seconds later, mocked Jarrett's appearance.

"I just have to say this", Barr said.

"That is a tweet asking for accountability from the previous administration about the Iran deal, which Valerie Jarrett is the author of", she said.

Throughout the wide-ranging interview, Barr repeatedly said that her tweet was misinterpreted.

She added, "I made a mistake obviously". I never meant that.

She said on Wednesday she did not intend to watch Barr's interview. "We just have a different opinion", she said.

Barr also indicated she felt like she had apologised enough for her actions. "I imagine you would say that about me", he said.

I'm sorry that anyone thought that was a racist tweet and not a political tweet, ' she said.

She also repeated her claim that she was under the influence of alcohol and sedatives at the time she posted the tweet.

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

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. And I went into the whole discussion of racism and that blew my mind because it was so much what the show I was doing was about.

'I was so sad that people thought [the tweet] was racist. I could fight this, because they didn't give me the notice or the chance to correct.

'That's why I'm allowing this podcast. We don't censor our comics, ' Zoldan said.

Barr appeared on Fox News" nightly show, Hannity and doubled down on her claims that the tweet heard "round the world was not racially motivated. "Seriously. She needs a new haircut".

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".

Barr continues to insist that she didn't know Valerie Jarrett was a Black woman and she had "assumed" she was Middle Eastern because she was "born in Iran and lived there for so many years".

She shared: "I'm not a racist and the people who voted for Trump, they're not racist either, and Trump isn't a racist, sorry".

'Here's what I have to say, let's talk about it, ' Barr said as she turned to face the camera.

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