Roseanne Barr Tells Fox's Hannity Racist Tweet Was A Big Misunderstanding

Roseanne Barr disputes racist claims: 'I'm not that person'

Nielsen data for the full 2017-18 TV season, out in June, showed that "Roseanne" was the No. 1 series, with a final average of 20 million viewers, but its nine-episode first revival season was also its last.

"I'm so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist, because it wasn't", Barr said, after Hannity asked what she might say to Jarrett if they spoke on the phone or if she was watching his show. "I made a mistake and I paid the price for it", Barr told Hannity. She offered a difficult-to-follow explanation that involved her feelings regarding former US President Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett's role in devising a nuclear deal with Iran.

Roseanne Barr talks with Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity while being interviewed during a taping of his show Thursday in NY.

Barr told Hannity that her contract stipulated she would have 24 hours to clean up any tweets, to protect her from herself. ABC subsequently cancelled the show.

She added, "I made a mistake obviously". It cost me everything, my life's work.

"I don't suffer from it any more", Barr corrected.

'I think people in America are very forgiving, and I think if you put 30 years of what I've accomplished. and you put it on a scale. She also felt people were ignoring her previous work. "I mean seriously, she needs a new haircut".

The entire interview was a lot of rambling, with spots of Barr getting defensive, going off on tangents about Iran, and admitting that when she composed the tweet, she was on Ambien and drinking.

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"I am so sorry you thought I was racist and you thought my tweet was racist, because it wasn't".

This is a developing story.

'Address her and not just her, but people in the community who are so outraged about it. Address them from your heart and tell them, ' Hannity said.

"That is a political tweet", she explained.

Barr was sacked by ABC in May after comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor. Barr looked into the camera and said "I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt".

When asked by Hannity if this is the freedom of speech she wanted to use, Barr replied: "No, I wish I'd worded it better". She said she was stunned by the negative reaction to the tweet, which Hannity noted was almost universal.

"That was what I brought to television and what kicked everybody's a** in the ratings", she continued.

ABC has announced it would produce a Roseanne spinoff called The Conners that features John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert.

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