Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr said her friends told her that she should never have never apologized to the Left for a racist tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” she wrote on Twitter several months ago before she lost her job.
Barr remains conflicted over the consequences of getting dumped by ABC and a show that was proving to be a hit with viewers.
Barr told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach that “everybody said” an apology would be fruitless.
“They said, ‘You made a fatal mistake … apologizing to the Left.’ Once you apologize to them, they never forgive — they just try to beat you down until you don’t exist. That’s how they do things. They don’t accept apologies.”
Barr also said that her accusers were “a little bit ill-informed about me.”
The actress and comedienne also resents being put tarred with the same brush as hysterical racists, saying her critics “would put me in the same box where they have people who call for the death of all Jews and want to enslave all black people. [The same box as] real racists that actually exist. They put me in a box with them. And how do they think that’s gonna affect me? They don’t think. They’re under mind control.”
Barr won’t be offering her criticism or opinion of anything or anybody in the foreseeable future. She plans to go to Israel and probably won’t be watching “The Conners” — the show that ABC put together to replace the Roseanne redux.
“I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there,” Barr told Boteach.
“I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go.”