Roseanne Barr says tweet "cost me everything"

27 July, 2018, 19:33 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Roseanne Barr rues her racist tweet says it cost her everything

Roseanne Barr appeared on Hannity last night to offer an explanation and apology over her May tweet about Valerie Jarrett which was deemed "racist" and ultimately led to her getting fired from her ABC sitcom, Roseanne.

She repeated her assertion that she did not know Ms Jarrett was black when she likened her to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a Planet of the Apes actor.

Prompted multiple times by Hannity, Barr again tried to apologize for the tweet directly to Jarrett into the camera, then for some reason, finished up by telling her she could use a new haircut.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Roseanne Barr apologized on Thursday for her controversial Twitter comment that caused the cancellation of her USA comedy show "Roseanne", but insisted she had been misunderstood and said the mistake "cost me everything".

I'm so sorry if you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist because it wasn't.

"The tweet was about asking for accountability from the previous administration about the Iran deal", Barr continued. She later added that the racism accusations particularly made her worry about some of her friends and relatives: "The thing that broke my heart the most - I have to say this - is that I have African-American children in my family and in my loved circle, and Asians too, and Hispanic people and ... It cost me everything, my life's work, and I've paid the price for it". "I made a mistake, obviously. But no, I did not know, like a lot of Americans, including a lot of people of all types, they didn't know either". She described her shock when she first found out that the tweet had been interpreted as a racial epithet. The comedian eventually did, saying that she was sorry for the poorly worded tweet.

At one point, Hannity asked what Barr would say to Jarrett if she could talk to her directly. "Why, you ask? Well, the answer is simple: Because I voted for Donald Trump, and that is not allowed in Hollywood". "I never meant to hurt anybody".

By the end of the interview, Hannity was giving her ideas for a speaking tour and a stand-up comedy tour.

'I was so sad that people thought [the tweet] was racist. But she also insisted that her comment was misunderstood.

During the hour-long interview, Hannity tried to keep his guest on course.

When pressed by Hannity about what she would say to Jarrett if the two spoke on the phone, she said, "Let's talk about it. Let's really turn this into a teachable moment". "We just have a different opinion", she said. In an earlier podcast interview, she told her fans, "Don't defend me".



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