Roseanne Barr Tearfully Apologizes for Racist Tweet in New Interview
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'That I was so unclear and stupid. I'm very sorry,' the former 'Roseanne' actress says in a new interview following her controversial tweet about Valerie Jarrett.

AceShowbiz - Roseanne Barr has tearfully apologised for her racist tweet in a new podcast interview.

The actress' revived TV series "Roseanne" was canned by ABC network executives in late May after she posted an offensive message on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, an adviser to former U.S. President Barack Obama, describing her as the result of the "Muslim brotherhood" and "planet of the apes having a baby".

Roseanne has since apologised for her words and claimed that her racist tweet was actually a condemnation of anti-Semitism, and in a conversation with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, which was recorded two days after her show was axed, spoke further on the topic.

"I'm a lot of things," she said. "I'm a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I'm not stupid, for God's sake, and I never would have wittingly called a black person... say they are a monkey. I never would do that! And I didn't do that.

"I am so sorry," she added tearfully. "That I was so unclear and stupid. I'm very sorry but I don't think that, I never would do that."

Roseanne also acknowledged the cancellation of her show and the effect it had on her career.

"I've lost everything," the 65-year-old said woefully. "And I regretted it before I lost everything and I said to God, 'I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I've done wrong.' I'm willing to accept what the consequences are. And, I do. And I have."

Shmuley decided at the time not to release the podcast, however, he changed his mind after editors at The Blast obtained some of the audio. And on Saturday, June 23, he announced that the full interview would be unveiled on Sunday.

"My podcast interview w/ (with) my friend @therealroseanne Roseanne Barr will go live on @JPost Jerusalem Post. The podcast is an emotional discussion of the 4 stages of Jewish penance and Roseanne shows moral courage & heart in accepting responsibility," he posted on Twitter. "@therealroseanne is (an) ardent student of Torah and in our podcast discussion, broadcast tomorrow on @Jpost, she discusses, with emotion & heart, her commitment to Jewish values & penance after the recent controversy. It's not easy taking responsibility. She shows real moral courage."

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