Roseanne Barr: "I'm Not a Racist, Just an Idiot"

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Barr also addressed Wanda Sykes - who was a consulting producer on the show - who tweeted that she was quitting Roseanne before ABC chose to cancel the series.

Hours after she vowed to quit Twitter, Roseanne resurfaced on the internet to insist that she had only made the racist "joke" about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett because she was all loopy on Ambien.

Gilbert was then forgiven soon after by Roseanne, who tweeted: 'no, I understand her position and why she said what she said. i forgive her. Barr referred to Jarrett, who is African-American, as the offspring of the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes".

On Wednesday morning, Barr replied to one critic on Twitter, "Yes, I have had odd ambien experiences on tweeting late at night-like many other ppl do". Barr later wrote that "i blamed myself. not ambien".

The tweets were subsequently deleted, and Barr disputed the notion she was blaming the drug for her racist and anti-Semitic tweets. "And with that said, I have an idea that I think makes this work for everyone", he explained.

"I want to mention Bob Iger, who is the CEO of Disney, called me before the announcement", Jarrett, 61, said. "You throw me under the bus. nice!"




Barr previously had tweeted at Fishman, who returned in the show's reboot as Barr's onscreen son, D.J. Conner, after he issued a lengthy statement Tuesday in which he condemned Barr's statement comparing former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape. "I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet", she wrote. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted two of Barr's statements about Soros, although not the remark about Jarrett.

But early Wednesday she turned to a surprising target - her "Roseanne" team.

"I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed".

When a fan later tweeted at Barr, "We are defending your free speech and ours", Barr responded, "Thank u, but, it's over".

She has a history of diving into political conspiracy theories on Twitter, and that's how she ended her Memorial Day weekend.

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