The ill-advised attack on one of former US leader Barack Obama's top aides, Valerie Jarrett, cost Barr her revived sitcom, Roseanne, which was immediately cancelled by TV bosses at ABC. She couldn't believe they'd call her out like that on such a public platform, but now after processing everything that has happened, she's forgiving them for doing so.
"Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologise for the awful statements made and said about me on ABC". Barr later apologized for her words, but she's also defended them, claiming that her remarks were the result of late-night tweeting while on Ambien.
She continued: "He said: what were you thinking when you did this?"More news: United States set to veto UN resolution on protecting Palestinians
Arnold went on to say that he not only campaigned to production several times to try and take her phone away, but when that didn't work, even drafted a statement for her to release to fans saying she was going to "take a step back" from Twitter.
Approached on the street in New Orleans, the 65-year-old star refused to answer questions about the show's recent cancellation or comment on Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
Barr tried to do damage control by tweeting an apology where she admitted that the joke was in poor taste and possibly a side effect of sleeping pills.
The fallout started after the comedian went off on a freakish Twitter rant attacking people including Barack Obama's former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American.
Roseanne Barr had been scheduled to appear Friday on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, but the comedian/MMA commentator is now revealing that the podcast "is not happening today". But I've got a better idea. Shortly thereafter, her agency, ICM Partners, dropped Barr as a client, and Viacom networks pulled reruns of her show off the air. She followed it up with an apology that read, "I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans". I BLAME MYSELF OK? it's just an explanation not an excuse, Ok, bully? I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks.