Roseanne Barr apologizes for tweet, says she's a "creative genius"

Roseanne Barr talks with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity while being interviewed during a taping of his show Thursday

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The tweet implied senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and an ape.

Barr, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMeadows threatens to force a vote on Rosenstein impeachment Republican feels "victimized" by Twitter "shadow banning" GOP senators surprised to attend Trump's tariffs announcement MORE, also insisted that she was politically moderate, and that extreme views on the left and right had "marginalized the middle". "That's what was in my head".

Barr told Hannity was "shocked" at the backlash, and claimed she didn't realize that Jarrett was black ― a point she also made in a bonkers video shared online last week.

If she's watching, I'm so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought that my tweet was racist because it wasn't, it was political.

Roseanne looked into the camera and said with seeming sincerity, "I'm sorry for the misunderstanding that caused my ill worded tweet". And, you know I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that, and for that I apologize.

"My kids took it away from me forever", she said. "It cost me everything, my life's work, and I've paid the price for it".

Barr has been an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump and the return of her show, which tells the story of a white, working class family in IL, was seen as a reflection of the mood of many who voted for him.

Hannity reminded her to tell viewers she had sent the tweet at 2:30 AM. Rather than just stopping there and leaving the moment on a good note, she turned to Hannity and bizarrely remarked, "She's got to get a new haircut".

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During the interview, which focused primarily on Barr's controversial tweet, the comedian doubled down on the fact that she thought Jarrett, an African-American, is white.

"No, I didn't know - like a lot of Americans including a lot of people of all types, they didn't know either", she said. I was filming this thing, my real apology followed it. People were like you are not addressing this correctly.

"There's plenty of people around here who disagree with every word I say, and hate what I stand for, absolutely", Hannity said, threatening to become the more interesting part of this interview.

She said she had not tried to contact Jarrett to apologize personally because she feared being screamed at on the phone.

Television network ABC has announced "Roseanne" will return in October as a spin-off called "The Conners" with all the main characters except Barr.

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She's apologised since on numerous occasions, but in her first TV interview since the incident, she reiterated her remorse before dropping a casual insult at Jarrett's haircut. They cancelled it within 40 minutes.I think they had been thinking, "Christ she's a pain in the ass woman,"' she said.

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