Roseanne Barr Tells Fox's Hannity Racist Tweet Was A Big Misunderstanding

Roseanne Barr disputes racist claims: 'I'm not that person'

Roseanne has vehemently maintained that she didn't even know Jarrett was black, she thought she was white. The comedian also sat down for an interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, at a New York City comedy club and stressed that the tweet was political and not racist.

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. "That's what was in my head", said Barr. And, you know, I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt.

Roseanne Barr explained what led her to tweet a message many called racist, and led to her leaving the revival of her hit show "Roseanne." And for that I apologize. I mean, seriously, she needs a new haircut'. My life's work. I made a mistake and I've paid the price for it. "I assumed because she was from Iran and she lived in Iran for such a long time", she said.

'Address her and not just her, but people in the community who are so outraged about it. Address them from your heart and tell them, ' Hannity said.

Actress Roseanne Barr waves on her arrival to the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2018.

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Jarrett is African-American and was born in Iran while her father, who was a doctor, was running a hospital for children there. "Her skin tone is like mine, and I'm brown", 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. In canceling the show, the network - which is part of the Walt Disney Co. - issued a statement calling it "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values".

She added that she invited Jarrett to join her appearance on Sean Hannity, which she refused. There they were: just two chummy racists, reveling in the masses of people they've offended, disgraced, and marginalized.

She expressed interest in talking to Jarrett, or perhaps working out a way to find a "teachable moment" in an encounter with her. "And they can't take that away from me, no matter what's happened". They were appearing at that venue because Donny, the owner, had offered them the studio in which they had recorded the four podcasts since Barr's fateful tweet.

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