In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that led ABC to abandon the revival of "Roseanne."
Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who published an edited transcript and a recording of the conversation on Sunday. In the interview, Barr claims that she has "never called a black person a monkey."
Barr spoke for tears during the interview, the first time since the cancellation of Roseanne. She complained that some people did not accept her explanation by blaming the sleep drug Ambien for a tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a person created by the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes."
"I said to God, 'I'm ready to accept the consequences of this, because I know I did something wrong, I'll accept what the consequences are,' and I do, and I do "Barr said." But they never stop. They do not accept my apology or explanation. And I have made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it's just awful. It is terrible. "
Barr said about her tweet that she "did not mean what they have mine to say."
"But I have to imagine that it hurts people," said Barr. "If you even grudgingly hurt people, there is no excuse, I do not want to run away and keep apologizing, but I apologize to anyone who thought or felt insulted and who meant that I meant something I did not It was my own ignorance, and there is no excuse for this ignorance. "
ABC announced on Thursday it will be a 10-fold Conner Family sitcom this fall without Barr air. In a statement by the show's producer, Barr said she had agreed to the agreement to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members.
ABC quickly canceled "Roseanne" after Barr's tweet last month. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said it was "abominable, repugnant and incompatible with our values."
Although "Roseanne" caused outrage over jokes about minority characters and an episode called Islamophobic, she was watched by an enormous television audience. The first episode in March was seen by more than 25 million people.
"I lost everything," Barr said in the podcast. "And I regretted it before I lost everything."