Refresh for updatesRoseanne Barr says the tweet that got her sitcom Roseanne canceled - the one likening former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to a Planet of the Apes character - was not only not racist, but was a condemnation of anti-semitism.
She referred to Valerie Jarrett as a product of the "Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet Of The Apes". It was about anti-semitism. Now, Barr is claiming the tweet was an attempt at making a statement on anti-Semitism.
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. She added that she has lately been watching Malcolm X: "An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement", a new documentary from Thomas Muhammad, who served as Barr's campaign manager during a presidential run in 2012. "I've been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood", Barr said.
Barr also thanked supporters including Sean Hannity, Norm MacDonald, and Rosie O'Donnell for "helping me when I was broken", and retweeted a happy birthday message for President Donald Trump, who turns 72 today. In her tweet Wednesday, she wrote that she's learning to sleep without the medication.
She wrote: "1) I want u all2 know I'm fine. It worked! Listen to @kanyewest new album about mental illness, it's the greatest thing ever", she said, according toDeadline.
"Needless2 say I'm NOT what people have accused me of! I've never practiced "RACISM" in my entire life & never will. Meantime..." (The Twilight Zone creator wrote the script for the 1968 film, an adaptation of Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel).
Barr wrote: "Guys, I have been planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief".
She said she's "developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru" and added, "I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank G0D!"