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Speaking directly to Jarrett in the interview, Barr said: 'If she's watching, I'm so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist.

The 65-year-old comedian was sacked by ABC in May after she likened Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, to an ape, but during a tearful interview with Sean Hannity on his Fox News show, Roseanne has once again insisted her tweet wasn't intentionally racist.

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

Barr also discussed her political journey from the far left to what she feels is the center, pointing to extremism on both sides of the spectrum.

ABC has since ordered a spin-off of the show called The Conners, which is due to air in October.


"You know I made a mistake-obviously", she said. I'm a Jew and I have family that lives there. "This is the kind of an interview where I won't interrupt a lot". And you know I.I'm sorry if you felt harmed and hurt.

Thursday's hour-long interview also saw the actress reassert that she believed Jarrett to be white at the time she posted the statement.

The weak apology was further undermined when Barr added: "Plus I'd tell her, she's got to get a new haircut".

"I'm so sad that anyone thinks that of me", she said, "but I'm not that person".

In the wide-ranging interview, Barr also told Hannity that her infamous 1990 performance of The Star-Spangled Banner, in which she shrieked the song, grabbed her crotch and spit on the ground, was a mistake, and said, "Well that's what the stupid pitcher told me to do".

This is a developing story.


What would Barr say if she reached Jarrett by phone? Everyone started saying I was racist, which is the worst thing you can say to a jew especially one who grew up with to always fight extremism.

Since outspoken Trump supporter Roseanne Barr was sacked from the ABC show bearing her name, some conservatives have been eager to see liberals face similar repercussions.

Barr repeatedly said her tweet was meant to address US-Middle Eastern policy and had no racial overtones.

When asked by Hannity if this is the freedom of speech she wanted to use, Barr replied: "No, I wish I'd worded it better". "It was Memorial Day, I had 2 beers", she told Hannity.

"That is a political tweet", she explained. The original cast, including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert, returned.


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