News & Opinion | July 20, 2018 10:43 am

Roseanne Barr Freaks Out, Says She Thought Valerie Jarrett “Was White”

The comedian talks about the tweet that got the "Roseanne" reboot canceled.

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Roseanne Barr (YouTube)

In a new video posted to Roseanne Barr’s YouTube page, Barr speaks out unapologetically about the racist Valerie Jarrett tweet that got her Roseanne reboot canceled, saying, “I thought the b—ch was white!” reports Page Six. 

In the video, Barr smokes a cigarette while talking to a producer. She starts screaming about the tweet, in which she said the former Barack Obama adviser was a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. 

“I’m trying to talk about Iran! I’m trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett about the Iran deal,” Barr said in the clip, according to Page Six. “That’s what my tweet was about. I thought the bitch was white, goddammit. I thought the bitch was white. F–k!”

Barr originally blamed Ambien for her tweet, then later apologized, saying that she “lost everything” and the tweet made her a “hate magnet.” ABC greenlit a 10-episode Conor family sitcome without Barr in it, which will air this fall.