What Would Roseanne Tell Valerie Jarrett? Get a Haircut

Roseanne talked with Sean Hannity Thursday night
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2018 3:43 AM CDT
Updated Jul 27, 2018 6:44 AM CDT
Roseanne to Hannity: 'I'm Not That Person'
Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity interviews Roseanne Barr during a taping of his show, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

In Roseanne Barr's first national TV interview since her infamous tweet about Valerie Jarrett ended her sitcom career, she delivered a more coherent version of what she has been saying on YouTube. She told Sean Hannity that she is not a racist and she is "so sad that people thought" she was after she tweeted that Jarrett was as if the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby," Fox reports. "I never meant to hurt anybody, or say anything negative about an entire race of people," said Barr, who insists that she did not know Jarrett is African American.

Barr said she had had a couple of beers the night she sent the tweet but she wasn't drunk. She said she had made a mistake that cost her "everything," Mediaite reports. "My life’s work. Everything. I made a mistake. And I paid the price for it," said Barr, who was fired from Roseanne within hours of the tweet. Asked by Hannity if there was anything she would like to say to Jarrett, Barr said: "If she’s watching, I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist." She said the tweet was political and she was sorry for the "misunderstanding," adding: "Of course I’d tell her, she’s got to get a new haircut. I mean seriously, she needs a new haircut." (Read more Roseanne Barr stories.)

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