When we learned Roseanne Barr was planning to sit down for an interview with Sean Hannity we knew we were in for some foolishness but the shamed comedienne, who was fired by ABC for her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, managed to exceed the already low expectations we had on Thursday night.
Barr appeared on Fox News’ nightly show, Hannity and doubled down on her claims that the tweet heard ’round the world was not racially motivated. “I was so sad, and I’m so sad that anyone thinks that of me.”
She also said she found cigarettes in her mother’s basement while she was hiding out there after the public backlash. “And I found cigarettes from when I was 13 and they were good smokin’,” she quipped.
Here it goes:
She didn’t know Jarrett was Black. Barr continues to insist that she didn’t know Valerie Jarrett was a Black woman and she had “assumed” she was Middle Eastern because she was “born in Iran and lived there for so many years.” She also suggested that Jarret’s skin tone is “like mine” and said she herself is “brown” before explaining that she lives “on an island full of brown people.” WTF? What island would that be? We’ll wait.
She’s not racist—and neither is Trump. “This is not a good feeling for an artist to be treated this way. It’s not a good feeling for a citizen either. I am somebody who cares about civil rights,” she said. “I reject what you call me. You call me racist. I don’t accept it. I know who I am. I am not a racist. The people who voted for Trump, they’re not racists either. Trump is not a racist.”
Another pathetic apology. Barr offered an apology followed by another diss when she was asked by Hannity to apologize directly to the former Obama adviser. “Valerie, let’s discuss this…Don’t assume that you know what I meant because I think you don’t know what I meant and I would like to make it clear to you what I did meant — mean,” she said before delivering another insult. “I would tell her she needs a new haircut. I mean seriously. She needs a new haircut.”
Later in the segment, she tried again while addressing Jarrett directly. “I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist, because it wasn’t…It was political. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding that caused, my ill-worded tweet. And I’m sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that. And for that I apologize. I never meant to hurt anybody, or say anything negative about an entire race of people, which think 30 years of my work can attest to.”
She no longer “suffers” from multiple personality disorder. When asked about her mental health, Barr tried to make light of her mental illnesses while admitting she takes two different anti-depressents and likened her hospital visits to “a day at the beach” before saying she is now “fully integrated.”
“I don’t suffer from it anymore,” Barr said of a multiple personality disorder diagnosis. “I enjoy it.” Later, she said she no longer believes she was sexually abused by her father even though she has gone on the record with those claims in the past.
“How old were you when you were sexually abused?” Hannity asked.
“I have a different view of that,” Barr replied.
“Now you don’t think you were sexually abused?” he pressed.
“Well, I think psychologically,” Barr said. “Everybody in my whole family is messed up.”
She’s actually a Saint. Barr insisted she “walked away” from her ABC show instead of admitting she was kicked to the curb. “I am for working people,’ she said. “I could fight this. No, it’s going to be part of the repentance. I will just walk away.”
The actress also attempted to convince the public that she has always supported the Black community and “helped a lot of people go to college” before saying she has tried to make a difference in the “poorest place in America” referring to an Indian reservation she didn’t name. Riiiight. Receipts, please!