Roseanne Barr’s show was cancelled after the comedian posted a racist tweet. Picture: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Roseanne Barr’s show was cancelled after the comedian posted a racist tweet. Picture: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Roseanne’s bizarre claim about offensive tweet

ROSEANNE Barr is making the bizarre claim that her racist tweet about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was somehow a condemnation of anti-Semitism.

"Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes," Barr tweeted late Wednesday, citing the creator of The Twilight Zone, who wrote the script for the 1968 simian science fiction flick.

"It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to - the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want," she added, referring to the nuclear agreement from which President Trump withdrew.

 

In her offensive tweet that led ABC to cancel Barr's eponymous show May 29, the fallen comedian wrote that if the Islamist political movement "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj," referring to Jarrett.

She had previously blamed the sleeping pill Ambien for her offensive comment. The drug company and others criticised her statement, saying that Ambien doesn't cause racism.

"While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication," Ambien manufactuer Sanofi said in a statement.

Barr, 65, also had falsely claimed that Chelsea Clinton is married to billionaire George Soros' nephew, then called the Democratic megadonor a "Nazi" who "turned in his fellow Jews".

She has apologised to Jarrett and to Soros, blaming her unhinged tweets on the sleep drug Ambien.

According to the New York Post , in her latest tweetstorm, Barr also sought to assure supporters that she is doing "fine".

"I've been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood," she wrote.

"Needless2 say I'm NOT what people have accused me of! I've never practiced 'RACISM' in my entire life & never will."

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman appear in a scene from Roseanne. Picture: Adam Rose
Roseanne Barr and John Goodman appear in a scene from Roseanne. Picture: Adam Rose

Barr also said she has been watching the documentary "Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement," directed by Thomas Muhammad, who she said called her "immediately" when her show was cancelled.

"Thomas Muhammad has agreed to speak for me, as he knows the work I have done in civil rights against racism ALL MY LIFE & understands my tweet was about Iran's regime, not race -The website is: http://www.bbunity.com," she tweeted.

Barr also said she has been inspired by Kanye West's music.

"MUCH LOVE 2 U all-thanks for helping and praying for me! It worked! Listen to @kanyewest new album about mental illness, it's the greatest thing ever," she wrote.

Roseanne Barr says the stress is having an impact on her health. Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Roseanne Barr says the stress is having an impact on her health. Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

And Barr also described the physical toll the controversy has taken on her.

"I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank GOD!! goodnight-we are winning! don't give up! PEACE is coming!"

She added: "guys, I have been planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief. I will begin to speak for myself in media soon."

This story first appeared in the New York Post.


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