Roseanne Barr apologizes again for her racist tweet: '‘I have made myself a hate magnet. It's horrible"
The actress' words were clearly laced with regret as she looked back upon the tweets she wrote which caused her to lose everyting and become a hated person for the public.
Roseanne Barr is back to explaining about the incident that cost her role in ABC's hit TV series, 'Roseanne'. Appearing on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast, the actress confessed that she regretted the words she used to describe former President Barack Obama's aide Valerie Jarrett on social media. Roseanne tried to convince listeners that she did not intend to hurt anyone.
“God, it’s really hard to say all of this,” she said. “I didn’t mean what they think I meant, and that’s what’s so painful. But I have to face that this hurt people -- and when you hurt people, even unwittingly, there’s no excuse, so I don’t want to blabber off on excuses. I apologize to anyone who felt offended and thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean to my own ignorance.”
In her tweet which has since been deleted, Roseanne said if “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” The actress admitted that there is a lot of "remorse" that she feels following the incident. “I’m a lot of things. I’m a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I’m not stupid, for God’s sake," she confessed. "I never would have wittingly called any black person… say they are a monkey. I never would do that! And I didn’t do that."
She continued, "And if people think that I did that, it just kills me. I didn’t do that, although they think I did. And if they do think that, I am so sorry that I... you know, it was so unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry but I don’t think that I never would do that. I have loved ones who are African-American. I just can't stand it. I've made a huge error.” Roseanne pointed out that her actions have made her a "hate magnet".
“I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong. I’m going to accept what the consequences are,’ and I do, and I have,'” Roseanne said. “But they don’t ever stop. They don’t accept my apology, or explanation. And I’ve made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it’s just horrible. It’s horrible.”
"I have to say what was in my mind and what I meant from what I did. I can't let other people define me and project their stuff onto me. Now they're just changing the words of what I said totally, it's so painful," she said. "I have black children in my family. I can't let 'em say these things about me after 30 years of my putting my family and my health and my livelihood at risk to stand up for people."
When asked if she regretted her decision of posting a tweet like the one she did, Roseanne did not hold back in admitting that she knew she was wrong. “Of course, no, I don’t excuse it," she replied. "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.”
Roseanne's apology comes after ABC announced that they will be bringing back the show 'Roseanne' with a new spinoff which will be titled 'The Conners'.