Roseanne Barr Now Says 'Planet of The Apes' Tweet Was About Anti-Semitism

Lawrence Kim
June 14, 2018

Barr took to Twitter to share her sentiments about life after her TV show was canceled due to a racist tweet she wrote about Former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.

USA comedian Barr came under fire when she compared former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to the lovechild of the "Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes".

Now the 65-year-old actress has said that her comment about Jarrett actually referred to the Iran nuclear deal.

Barr also thanked fellow comedians, who she says helped her through this hard time, and revealed some physical issues she believes have developed as a result of stress.

Barr stressed Muhammad was the right person to speak for her because he understood she was not a racist, claiming, "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". I've been using this time2 reflect & 2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood.

In her tweet Wednesday, she wrote that she's learning to sleep without the medication.

In a stream of tweets on Wednesday, Barr defended herself against allegations of racism before praising West's new LP, tiled Ye.

Barr initially blamed the sleeping pill Ambien for her Jarrett post. "I have faith in the American people to free their minds & unite".

In addition to claiming she's not racist, Barr thanked Fox News' Sean Hannity for supporting her.

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 canceled. "I will begin to speak for myself in media soon".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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