Laurie Metcalfe and Sara Gilbert will star in “The Connors,” a spinoff of the now-canceled “Roseanne.”Photo: ABC
Roseanne Barr appeared on Sean Hannity last night and, of course, they talked about her racist meltdown on Twitter and getting booted from her own show. Barr gave a non-apology and hurled an insult as a topper.
Barr described former Obama advisor Valarie Jarrett with a racial slur in May, tweeting “[M]uslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj” in response to a fan who mentioned Jarrett to her.
Jarrett is African-American and was born in Iran while her father, who was a doctor, was running a hospital for children there. She is not Muslim and both of her parents were born in the U.S.
Barr was fired and her rebooted sitcom was canceled within 24 hours of her tweet.
“If she’s watching, I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist. Because it wasn’t. It was political,” she said. “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding that caused, my ill-worded tweet.”
“And you know I’m sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that. And for that I apologize,” she added. “I never meant to hurt anybody or say anything negative about an entire race of people which I think, 30 years of my work can attest to.”
“Of course I’d tell her, she’s got to get a new haircut. I mean seriously, she needs a new haircut.”
In related news, ABC announced that “The Connors,” the spinoff sitcom starring the cast of “Roseanne” minus, you know, Roseanne, will debut on October 16.
But no one’s talking about that because Roseanne attacked Valerie Jarrett again. Imagine that.