'I made myself a hate magnet,' says Roseanne Barr in interview

Angelo Anderson
June 25, 2018

Recorded and released by the comedian's spiritual adviser, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Barr spends much of the 35-minute interview, which was recorded the day after ABC cancelled the series and fired her, apologizing for her behavior on social media.

"I'm a lot of things. I'm a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I'm not stupid, for God's sake, and I never would have wittingly called any black person...say they are a monkey", she said during her emotional appearance. During the discussion, Barr is heard sobbing as she attempts to make amends for the aforementioned tweet, which referred to former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett as a combination of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

The chat, which was recorded in NY on May 31 but is only just being released now, included Barr, 65, discussing the now-infamous tweet, which saw her liken Barack Obama's former adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to an ape. "I never would do that, and I didn't do that". And I didn't do that. "I'm just so sorry that I was so unclear and stupid".

"What I thought I was doing was when ABC hired me. they said I have to get off Twitter", said Barr.

When asked by Boteach if she regrets her tweet, Barr replies, "Of course, no I don't excuse it". "And I regretted it before I lost everything".

Skipping right by the Ambien defense, when she says "sometimes you reread your tweets" is she trying to imply she took down the tweet because she knew there was something wrong with it? "And I do, and I have".

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"I think people will be curious to see what they try to do with the exit of its lead".

'I've made myself a hate magnet. "I did not know she was a black woman".


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The 35-minute podcast focused on the idea of repentance and showing the world who Barr really is, Shmuley speaking heavily on the Torah and its reputation as being a book that preaches equality on all fronts. "Now they're just changing the words of what I said totally, it's so painful", she told Boteach.

"I horribly regret it".

"I have black children in my family", she said. I don't want to run off and blather on with excuses.

"I just wouldn't do that", Barr insisted.

Some believe Barr was honest and should be forgiven while others maintain she got what she deserved.

"I feel so bad that they gave me another chance and I blew it". And as a Jew, it's just frightful.

ABC, meanwhile, announced this week that it will launch a spinoff of "Roseanne" called "The Connors" without Barr but with the rest of the cast. "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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