Tina Smithers Peckham • June 24, 2018
Roseanne Barr broke down in tears during a podcast interview posted on Saturday, as she apologized for her racist tweet that resulted in the cancellation of her hit television show, Roseanne.
Calling in to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's podcast, the 65-year-old comedian reflected on her Jewish values and expressed deep remorse over her damaging social media post regarding former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“God, it’s really hard to say all of this,” Barr started.. “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.”