In a psychological interview, Roseanne Barr said she absolutely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of Roseanne.
Barr taped a podcast interview with her longtime good friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday released an edited records and recording of the discussion. In the interview, Barr claims she “never would have wittingly called any black individual a monkey.”
Barr spoke through tears for much of the interview, her very first because the cancellation of Roseanne. She also lamented that some people don’t accept her explanation blaming the sleep drug Ambien for a tweet that compared previous Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an individual produced by the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.
It was my own lack of knowledge, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.- Roseanne Barr.
” I stated to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I understand I have actually done incorrect. I’m going to accept what the effects are,’ and I do, and I have,”‘ Barr stated. “But they do not ever stop. They do not accept my apology, or description. And I have actually made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it’s just dreadful. It’s dreadful.”.
Barr stated of her tweet that she “didn’t mean what they think I suggested.”.
” But I need to face that it harmed individuals,” Barr said. “When you injure people even unwillingly there’s no excuse. I don’t want to run and blather on with excuses. However I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt upset and who thought that I suggested something that I, in fact, did not indicate. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that lack of knowledge.”.
ABC on Thursday announced it will this fall air a 10-episode Conner family sitcom without Barr in it. In a statement released by the show’s manufacturer, Barr said she accepted the settlement to conserve the tasks of 200 cast and crew members.
ABC swiftly axed Roseanne last month after Barr’s tweet. ABC Home Entertainment President Channing Dungey stated it was “abhorrent, repugnant and irregular with our values.”.
Though Roseanne prompted outrage for jokes about minority characters and an episode some called Islamophobic, it was seen by a massive tv audience. The first episode in March was seen by more than 25 million people.
” I’ve lost everything,” Barr stated on the podcast. “And I regretted it before I lost whatever.”.
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