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Roseanne Reveals New Talk Show, Defends Her Valerie Jarrett Tweet In New Video


Nearly two months after Roseanne Barr wrote her racist tweet, she is defending herself yet again, and has revealed her plans for a new talk show.

On May 29, Barr received massive backlash after she called Barack Obama's former adviser, Valerie Jarrett, who is mixed-race, a cross between the "Muslim brotherhood" and an "ape" on Twitter.

Valerie Jarrett
Valerie JarrettAP

But despite her apologies, the disgraced actress not only got chewed out by the media and general public, her Roseanne reboot also got cancelled after only a single season.

"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans," the republican's tweet said. "I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me - my joke was in bad taste."

Her co-stars and the production staff, including Wanda Sykes and Sara Gilbert, didn't accept Barr's apology either, and even spoke out against the 65-year-old and her hateful words.

Barr had later attempted to make amends by forfeiting her rights towards the program, so the "beloved" cast and crew could continue working.

"I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne," Barr said. "I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved."

Although she had previouslu made excuses for her actions, such as believing Jarrett was white, and she was ambien, she told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's she was extremely remorseful of her actions.

"I have to face that it hurt people," she said. "When you hurt people even unwillingly there's no excuse. I don't want to run off and blather on with excuses. But I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there's no excuse for that ignorance."

"I definitely feel remorse," Barr added. "I've lost everything. And I regretted it before I lost everything."

But, despite the repercussions her actions have caused, Barr is still talking about the incident, this time on YouTube.

On July 19, the comedian posted a video on her own YouTube channel to further defend herself. In the short clip, Barr looked noticeably distressed while smoking a cigarette, before she began raising her voice.

I'm trying to talk about Iran! I'm trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett about the Iran deal. That's what my tweet was about," Barr screamed her son Jake Pentland, the off-screen interviewer.

"I thought the b*tch was white!" she continued. "Goddamnit, I thought the b*tch was white. F*ck!"

According to TMZ, Barr is already working on her next project: a talk show.

The celebrity news website said she's working with her son's Full Moon & High Tide studio to produce content that will feature interviews with her son, her boyfriend Johnny Argent, former Roseanne crew member Allan Stephan and Barr's former campaign manager Thomas Muhammad.

He said episodes would be uploaded to his mother's YouTube channel, and no major networks will be involved.

Warning: This video contains explicit language.

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