Roseanne addresses Jarrett tweet in first TV interview

"I made a mistake. And I paid the price for it."

Posted: Jul 27, 2018 8:23 AM
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 10:06 AM

In her first televised interview since her termination by ABC, Roseanne Barr had a direct message for former Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett; "If she’s watching, I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist."

The website Mediaite extensively detailed Thursday's interview with Sean Hannity on FOX News.

The network terminated Barr and immediately cancelled her namesake sitcom within hours of a tweet where she said Jarrett, who is African American, looks like, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby." Barr insists she did not know Jarrett is African American.

She also described the immediate fallout of her comment.

"My life’s work. Everything. I made a mistake. And I paid the price for it," the comedienne told Hannity.

However, she didn't depart before taking a potshot at Jarrett when Hannity asked if Barr had anything else to say to her, other than an apology. "Of course I’d tell her, she’s got to get a new haircut. I mean seriously, she needs a new haircut."

Barr previously said she's received other offers to return to TV since her firing, and that she is reviewing them. The show, which she helped create in 1988, returned to ABC this past spring to massive ratings. A spinoff of the show called "The Connors" is part of ABC's fall lineup.

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