Roseanne Barr Breaks Down In Tears In First Interview Since Her Racist Tweets Ruined Her Life

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Roseanne Barr, in her first interview since her racist tweets went viral and cost her the cancellation of her reboot, breaks down in tears apologizing to anyone her tweet may have offended, BET says.

In the interview she tries to explain that her words were misinterpreted by the public and says she horribly regrets calling former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett out of her name.

However, she still maintains the tweet wasn’t racist and that she was impaired by the effects of ambien.

“It’s really hard to say this but, I didn’t mean what they think I mean,” she told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. “And that’s what’s so painful. But I have to face that it hurt people. When you hurt people, even unwillingly, there’s no excuse. I don’t want to run off and blather on with excuses. But I apologize to anyone who thought or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that, I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.”

Outside of her verbal attacks on Valerie Jarrett, she also made some controversial statements regarding David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland shooting and now gun control activist, claiming Hogg was performing a Nazi salute in his speech at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, DC.

She later deleted the tweet and claimed the image she saw of Hogg was a different one from the unedited pictures, but twitter users were quick to share the screenshots of the incident.

Her change of heart comes after her Roseanne reboot’s cancellation and all her other major career setbacks that happened in response to her remarks. Barr was dropped from her agency, ICM Partners, and all her reruns were pulled from Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, and ABC greenlighting a spin-off of her hit show, titled The Conners, without her involvement.

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Listen to her full interview below:

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