Roseanne Barr says racist tweet made her a ‘hate magnet’

Audio released of Roseanne's first interview following racist tweet

Roseanne Barr said she had turned herself into a “hate magnet” with a racist tweet about former President Barack Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett, and made a tearful apology in an audio interview conducted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach weeks ago but released on Sunday. Barr did a phone interview with the spiritual advisor the day after ABC canceled her show, Roseanne, over the tweet, in which Barr said Jarrett, who is African American, was evil, like “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Barr said she “didn’t mean what [people] think I meant. … But I have to face that it hurt people.” She added: “I horribly regret it. … I’ve lost everything. And I regretted it before I lost everything.” ABC recently announced it would air a spinoff, The Conners, without Barr.

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