It looks like Roseanne Barr really regrets her racist tweet that pretty much ruined her career and lost her her show that she was both the star and a creative executive of. The actress called into Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast at Stand Up NY to apologize.
As she was talking about her mistake, Roseanne got very emotional and burst into tears.
‘I am a lot of things. I am a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I am not stupid, for God’s sake, and I would never have wittingly called any black person … say they’re a monkey. I never would do that! And I did not do that. And if people think I did that it just kills me. I did not do that, although they think I did. And if they do think that I am so sorry that I- ya know, it was so unclear and stupid. I am very sorry, but I do not think that, I never would do that,’ she told the host between tears.
The ‘not racist’ tweet she is talking about in the podcast audio obtained by The Blast, is the one in which she slammed former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett by suggesting that: ‘Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby=vj.’
Ever since then, she has apologized many times and each time has blamed the tweet on different things including Memorial Day, Ambien, and even her mistakenly thinking that Valerie Jarrett was Saudi.
In the meantime, a spin-off of her show has been announced, and it is very clear that Roseanne Barr will no longer be involved in it, be it as an actor or in the creative process.
Boteach also wanted to know is she still excuses her tweet or if she really regrets it.
‘Of course, no I do not excuse it. I horribly regret it, are you kidding? I have lost everything. And I regretted it before I lost everything and I said to God, ‘I’m willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I have done wrong.’ I am willing to accept what the consequences are. And, I do. And I have,’ Roseanne insisted.