Roseanne Barr is still trying to plead her case nearly a month after her show’s cancellation. The actress called into Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast at Stand Up NY to shed a few crocodile tears about the tweet that got her fired.
In an audio recording obtained by The Blast, Barr can be heard crying as she says, “I’m a lot of things. I’m a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I’m not stupid, for God’s sake, and 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. 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—ya know, it was so unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry but I don’t think that, I never would do that.”
Barr and her 2018 reboot, as well as Roseanne reruns, were pulled from ABC following her racist, islamophobic tweet about Obama’s former aide Valerie Jarrett. In an attempt to clear her name, Barr has also blamed Ambien and thinking Jarrett was Saudi for her comment, but this wasn't her first offense. The actress has a well-documented history of problematic tweets. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Tiffany Haddish shared her own troubling interaction with the former sitcom star.
When asked by Boteach if she regrets her tweet, Barr replies, “Of course, no I don’t excuse it. 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.”
You can listen to the full podcast episode below.
ABC recently announced a spin-off of the canceled reboot dubbed The Connors, which doesn’t feature Barr. She also has no financial or creative role in the new show. The spin-off is expected to air in fall 2018.