Roseanne Barr Releases Youtube Video Explaining Valerie Jarrett ‘ape’ Tweet

After deciding that participating in a TV interview was “too stressful and untrustworthy,” the actress offered another explanation for her offensive tweet about Valerie Jarrett in a video posted on her YouTube channel.

What We Know:

  • Roseanne Barr finally released her promised YouTube video explanation for her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. Barr’s offensive remark — in which she compared the black former Obama aide to an “ape” — caused ABC to cancel the reboot of Roseanne after just one season, despite outstanding ratings.
  • Visibly frustrated, Barr says she’s trying to talk about the Iran deal and Valerie Jarrett, which she says was what her tweet was about, before looking right at the camera and screaming, “I thought the bitch was white!”
  • Barr’s video was released 11 days after she initially said that she was planning on participating in a sit-down television interview.
  • So far, Barr has only spoken out about the aftermath of her racist tweet with her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for his eponymous podcast last month, in which she sobbed and expressed “horrible regret.” She said at the time, “I lost everything, and I regretted it before I lost everything.”

This is sad.

This first spotted at The Hollywood Reporter.

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