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Roseanne Barr On Valerie Jarrett Tweet: ‘I Thought The B**** Was White!’


That’s how many stories about Roseanne Barr begin, with a warning about the explicit language from the TV star.

But this one hits a whole new level — especially in volume.

In a new video posted on Thursday to her YouTube channel, Barr is seen as she talks to a producer. She looks a bit disheveled and is smoking a cigarette. The two have an increasingly heated discussion, with Barr eventually growing exasperated.

“I’m trying to talk about Iran! I’m trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett, about the Iran deal!” Barr yells. “That’s what my tweet was about! I thought the b**** was white, god**** it! I thought the b**** was white! F***!” [Ed. note — the asterisks are ours.]

Barr was addressing a tweet she posted on Twitter in May in which she said the Former Obama official was the product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes. “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” she said, referring to Jarrett.

The tweet led to the cancellation of her popular (and highly rated) TV show, “Roseanne.” Barr at first said “it’s a joke,” then said she didn’t know Jarrett was black, then apologized profusely. She later blamed the tweet on Ambien.

Barr, who is Jewish, also said her tweet was a commentary on anti-Semitism. “Rod Serling wrote ‘Planet of The Apes.’ 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 later said she “didn’t mean what they think I meant … But I have to face that it hurt people. When you hurt people even unwillingly there’s no excuse. I don’t want to run off and blather on with excuses. But I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.”

See the video below.