Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

'It cost me everything' - Roseanne Barr 'wish she worded' controversial tweet better

Actress Roseanne Barr waves on her arrival to the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills Roseanne Barr disputes racist claims: 'I'm not that person'
Diane Mills | 27 July, 2018, 20:29

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

Roseanne Barr called the racially offensive tweet that triggered her firing a "big misunderstanding" and "a big mistake", reiterating that she was "sad that people thought it was racist" during a rambling, tearful, wide-ranging TV interview.

Following a racist tirade which resulted in the cancellation of her show, Roseanne Barr gave her first televised interview to Fox News. "And they can't take that away from me, no matter what's happened". She offered a difficult-to-follow explanation that involved her feelings regarding former US President Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett's role in devising a nuclear deal with Iran.

Watch the interview with Sean Hannity below. At another point, just before addressing Jarrett directly, Barr said, "I already have said I'm sorry for two months". It was hyped as the superstar comic's first TV interview after ABC dropped one of the highest-rated shows of the last TV season within hours of her posting back in May.

'Well, I kind of think I am, ' Barr said.

'I've apologised a lot, ' Barr said. I never meant that, and for that I apologize.

Barr also addressed Jarrett directly and apologized for the tweets, advocating for a broader dialogue on race relations. I never meant that.

She added that her contract with ABC protected her from any mistakes she were to possibly make.

On her infamous tweet: "If you really think that at the height of my power and fame [I would author a racist tweet]..."

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"I am sorry that you feel harmed and hurt".

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

She also said she found cigarettes in her mother's basement while she was hiding out there after the public backlash. "I mean seriously. She needs a good haircut".

Hannity reminded her to tell viewers she had sent the tweet at 2:30 AM.

ABC dropped Barr in May, shortly after she posted that tweet about Jarrett.

Co-host Meghan McCain similarly expressed skepticism of embracing Roseanne, and she said the former sitcom star made it harder for her to convince people that Republicans aren't all crazed bigots.

Despite apologizing at times, Barr also said she felt the tweet was being mischaracterized and she indicated she felt like she had apologized enough for her actions.

The American network said that the 10-episode series, which has the working title The Conners, will include John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky) and Michael Fishman (D.J.).

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