As Nicki Swift previously reported, Barr sparked outrage when she tweeted out that Valerie Jarrett, an African American woman who served as a former White House advisor to President Barack Obama, was what you'd get if the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes" had a baby.
U.S. President Donald Trump demanded an apology from Walt Disney Co.
"I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC to let me apologize & make amends". The 11-time Emmy nominee continued, "I've been up there 12 times already, and if I didn't get one by now, I'm not gonna get one". But just like he did when it came to Charlottesville, Donald Trump bypassed the obvious answer - condemning Barr's racist tweet - and opted for something more convoluted and MUCH less appropriate. "This is a double standard that the president is speaking about".
"Iger, where is my call of apology?"
And, in one of her many tweets and retweets Wednesday, Barr expressed sadness that Roseanne co-star Goodman and Laurie Metcalf also lost their jobs as a result of the cancellation, but she blamed ABC.More news: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey teaser suggests ancient Greek setting
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Ross later admitted Trump had directed his former national security adviser Flynn to make contact after he won the election, a major adjustment to the story that seemed to suggest a smoking gun connection between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.
We also love that he refers to himself in the third person, in fact we think we'll start doing it too.
Trump was so defiant that Barr seemed to take a cue from him and shifted from contrition and regret to defiance herself. Shortly thereafter, her agency, ICM Partners, dropped Barr as a client, and Viacom networks pulled reruns of her show off the air.
Barr's ex-husband, Tom Arnold, says reviving "Roseanne" may have been asking for trouble. He said he "knew it would not end well". "And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend". I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! "If it hadn't happened yesterday, this season would have been so terrible for everyone every day because she would have felt like she was [being] taken advantage [of], just like when I left the show". That plan was never carried out.