Roseanne Barr broke down in tears during a podcast interview posted on Saturday, as she apologized for her racist tweet that will resulted inside cancellation of her hit television show, Roseanne.
Calling in to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast, the 65-year-old comedian reflected on her Jewish values along with expressed deep remorse over her damaging social media post regarding former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“God, This specific’s definitely hard to say all of This specific,” Barr commenced.. “I didn’t mean what they think I meant, along with that will’s what’s so painful. yet I have to face that will This specific hurt people — along with when you hurt people, even unwittingly, there’s no excuse, so I don’t want to blabber off on excuses. I apologize to anyone who felt offended along with thought that will I meant something that will I, in fact, did not mean to my own ignorance.”
The former Roseanne star stated that will she definitely feels “remorse” for her post that will likened Jarrett to a child of “Muslim brotherhood” along with “Planet of the Apes,” before audibly breaking down in tears. She also said she didn’t know Jarrett was a black woman.
“I’m a lot of things. I’m a loudmouth along with all that will stuff, yet I’m not stupid, for God’s sake,” she stressed. “I never might have wittingly called any black person… say they are a monkey. I never might do that will! along with I didn’t do that will.”
Barr continued, “along with if people think that will I did that will, This specific just kills me. I didn’t do that will, although they think I did. along with if they do think that will, I am so sorry that will I… you know, This specific was so unclear along with stupid. I’m very sorry yet I don’t think that will, I never might do that will. I have loved ones who are African-American. I just can’t stand This specific. I’ve made a huge error.”
The Emmy winner added that will her actions have made herself “a hate magnet.”
“I have to say what was in my mind along with what I meant by what I did. I can’t let various other people define me along with project their stuff onto me. currently they’re just changing the words of what I said totally, This specific’s so painful,” she told Boteach. “I have black children in my family. I can’t let ’em say these things about me after 30 years of my putting my family along with my health along with my livelihood at risk to stand up for people.”
Barr revealed Yet again that will the upsetting tweet was posted inside early hour of 2 a.m. while she was on Ambien, admitting that will while This specific’s “no excuse,” she was indeed “impaired.”
The host then asked Barr if she still regrets her actions, to which she didn’t hesitate.
“Of course, no, I don’t excuse This specific,” she replied. “I horribly regret This specific, are you kidding? I’ve lost everything. along with I regretted This specific before I lost everything, along with I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences This specific brings because I know I’ve done wrong.’ I’m willing to accept what the consequences are. along with, I do. along with I have.”
Barr’s apology comes a few weeks after she was fired by ABC on May 29, resulting inside immediate cancellation of her successful ’90s sitcom reboot, which premiered in March to record ratings. The network later announced a spinoff dubbed The Conners, starring the remainder of the original cast, set to hit This specific fall.