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Roseanne Tearfully Apologizes: ‘I Horribly Regret It…I’ve Lost Everything’

Michael Nordine

Roseanne Barr called in to the Rabbi Shmuley Podcast yesterday to both apologize and claim that she never did the thing that got “Roseanne” canceled. “I’m a lot of things. I’m a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I’m not stupid, for God’s sake, and I never would have wittingly called any black person…say they are a monkey,” she said during her emotional appearance.

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Barr did exactly that in a tweet that read, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” with “vj” standing for former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. The actress and comedienne’s penchant for controversial tweets was nothing new, but this one proved to be the last straw: ABC canceled “Roseanne” within hours via a terse statement: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

“I never would do that! And I didn’t do that. And if people think that I did that it just kills me,” Barr continued. “I didn’t do that, although they think I did. And if they do think that I am so sorry that I — ya know, it was so unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry but I don’t think that, I never would do that.”

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Asked whether she regrets the offending tweet, Barr was unambiguous: “Of course, no I don’t excuse it. I horribly regret it. Are you kidding? I’ve lost everything. And I regretted it before I lost everything and I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong.’ I’m willing to accept what the consequences are. And I do, and I have.”

Earlier this week, ABC announced that “Roseanne” spinoff called “The Conners” would premiere this fall — and that Barr would not be included.

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