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Roseanne Barr Apologizes To Valerie Jarrett, Then Immediately Mocks Her Haircut

Roseanne Barr Apologizes To Valerie Jarrett, Then Immediately Mocks Her Haircut

The 65-year-old comedian was sacked by ABC in May after she likened Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, to an ape, but during a tearful interview with Sean Hannity on his Fox News show, Roseanne has once again insisted her tweet wasn't intentionally racist.

Barr was sacked by ABC in May after comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor.

She arrived at the club after appearing on Sean Hannity where she spoke in her first aired interview on the tweet scandal, puffing away at an e-cigarette she says the Fox host gave her.

Jarrett was born in Iran to parents of European and African-American descent.

Barr clarified to Hannity that she saw the tweet as political, not racial, adding "I will always defend Israel". Barr said it upset her to think how the accusations affected minority members of her family. She said she was stunned by the negative reaction, which Hannity noted was almost universal, The Guardian reported.

"I don't want to just tell my story - I want to share the experiences, life lessons, and values that have shaped who I am and my ideas for the future", Jarrett said in a statement. "It's been two months and I feel that I have apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness and made recompense". "But no, I did not know, like a lot of Americans, including a lot of people of all types, they didn't know either". And I'm sorry for the misunderstanding that caused my ill-worded tweet.

"If she's watching, I'm so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist", Barr said, speaking directly into the camera. But also said that she had been wrongly villainized in the media.

There was no discussion of the other time she called a black Obama official an ape: a 2013 tweet where she said former national security adviser Susan Rice was a man with the genitalia of an ape. "It was Memorial Day, I had 2 beers", she told Hannity. And, you know I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt.

When Hannity referenced whether she was compensated for that by the network, she said, "We can't talk about that".

"There's plenty of people around here who disagree with every word I say, and hate what I stand for, absolutely", Hannity said, threatening to become the more interesting part of this interview.

Barr has also been crying foul and tweeting about her "disgust" for people who defended "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn, who Disney fired over pedophilia and rape jokes he tweeted.