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Roseanne Barr Offers A Heartfelt Apology In Her First Interview Since The Racist Tweet That Ended Her Career

Date June 25, 2018 14:46

Roseanne Barr went from being one of television's most magical stars with her highly rated show, Roseanne, to becoming its most vilified, all in a space of hours.

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Fall from grace

She is mostly responsible for her downfall. In the last days of May, she shocked her fans and critics alike with a racist tweet, it made her friends blame her mental health for its audacity.

Barr likened the former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Most people believed the TV leading lady was informed enough to know better.

Heartfelt apology

At the time, in a flurry of tweets, she apologized and blamed her misstep on the Ambien she was taking, but she has now had time to come to terms with it, and she is ready to talk to her fans honestly.

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A quite remorseful Barr broke down in tears when she appeared on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast. She urged her fans not to make excuses for her and stressed that she had been ignorant in her flippant use of the 'ape' word.

That ship has sailed

Interestingly, the interview was reportedly done a couple of days after the tweet which led to her show being cancelled.

 

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Certainly by now, her fans have moved on and are willing to let bygones be bygones, but ABC is not waiting around for this.

They have since announced that the show would be picked up again, this time without the fallen actress. We can't wait to see what they come up with.

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