Roseanne Barr on racist tweet: ‘I wish I worded it better’

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Barr claimed she was allowed 24 hours to correct a mistake - adding she wanted to make media appearances to explain her tweets, but that the network didn't allow her to do so.

"I feel like I have apologised and explained and asked for forgiveness and made recompense", she said. "That's what was in my head". And I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. When asked if she's ever been hospitalized for mental-health issues, she told Hannity, "Honey, that's like going to the beach for me". "But I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean". "I never meant to hurt anybody, or say anything negative about an entire race of people, which think 30 years of my work can attest to".

"I just have to say this", Barr said.

However, Barr also told Hannity: "I am a creative genius, and this is not a good feeling for an artist to be treated this way, and it's not a good feeling for a citizen, either". Rather than just stopping there and leaving the moment on a good note, she turned to Hannity and bizarrely remarked, "She's got to get a new haircut". Barr joked. "No, I'm kidding".

Barr insisted she "walked away" from her ABC show instead of admitting she was kicked to the curb.

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Including someone who looks like me-her skin tone looks like mine-I didn't know she was african american.

There was no discussion of the other time she called a black Obama official an ape: a 2013 tweet where she said former national security adviser Susan Rice was a man with the genitalia of an ape. "I enjoy it." Later, she said she no longer believes she was sexually abused by her father even though she has gone on the record with those claims in the past. In a recent YouTube video, she screamed about Jarrett, "I thought the b***h was white!" "I took a vow with my god that I would always fight extremism". "I mean seriously, she needs a new haircut". "That's what made people like the Roseanne show - because they saw themselves in [me], or have an aunt, or their mom or their sister, somebody in their family was, you know, a loud, outspoken woman who loved her family".

In Roseanne Barr's first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was canceled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologized for her "ill-worded" post and insisted she isn't a bigot.

Production of a spinoff of the reboot, without Barr, was later given the green light by ABC.

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