Roseanne Barr Admits She 'Made A Mistake' With Racist Tweet Before Again Bashing Valerie Jarrett

Roseanne Barr is stirring up controversy yet again after appearing on Sean Hannity's Fox News program on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

As a guest on Hannity, Barr spoke out about her now-infamous tweet, in which she'd called former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. And, as she's done in the past, Barr refuted claims that her social media post was meant to be racist, stating that it was instead meant as political commentary.

"That is a tweet about asking for accountability from the previous administration about the Iran deal, which Valerie Jarrett is the author of and that was what was in my head," Barr claimed. The disgraced comedian added that she was surprised when people labeled her tweet as "racial," which she said greatly offended her. She stated, "And then everybody started saying I was a racist, which is like the worst thing that you can call a Jewish person, especially one who, like me, grew up with Holocaust survivors."

Continuing on, she shared that she was "so sad" that people thought her tweet was racist, telling Hannity that she has African American children in her family and she didn't want them to think less of her. "You know, I made a mistake — obviously," she went on. "It cost me everything — my life's work, everything. I made a mistake and I've paid the price for it."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Barr sparked outrage when she tweeted out about Valerie Jarrett, a woman who'd previously served President Barack Obama during his term in office. Following backlash against the post, Barr apologized for her words, later claiming that they'd been the result of late-night tweeting while on Ambien. But it was too late; ABC canceled her recently revived show, Roseanne, despite its good ratings, due to her behavior.

A Roseanne spin-off series, called The Conners, has since been announced, in which Barr will reportedly have no part. At this time, it remains unclear just how the absence of Barr's character, Roseanne Conner — who was the main character of the original show — will be explained.

On July 19, 2018, Barr addressed her tweet once again in a bizarre video uploaded to YouTube, in which she claimed that she hadn't known that Jarrett was black when she posted the tweet, something she'd previously talked about. "I thought the b***h was white!" she screamed in the clip. "Godd****t! I thought the b***h was white! F**k!"

During her appearance on Hannity, which marked her first TV interview since her controversial tweet, Barr further remarked on her ignorance about Jarrett's race, stating, "I did not know, like a lot of Americans, including a lot of people of all types, they didn't know either."

When prompted by Hannity to reveal what she'd say to Jarrett directly if given the chance, Barr replied, "I would say this, 'Valerie, let's discuss this. Don't assume that you know what I meant because I think you don't know what I meant and I would like to make it clearer to you what I did mean." Later in the interview, she continued sharing what she'd say to Jarrett, stating, "I'm so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist because it wasn't. It was political. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding that caused — my ill-worded tweet — and I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that, and for that, I apologize."

But that apparently isn't all Barr would like to tell Jarrett. Critiquing Jarrett's appearance, Barr added, "Plus, I'd tell her she's got to get a new haircut. I mean, seriously, she needs a new haircut."

No word yet on if Jarrett has seen Barr's Hannity interview.