Roseanne Barr Says Her ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Tweet ‘Was About Anti-Semitism’
Roseanne Barr is still trying to convince the world that she is not a racist. In her latest attempt, Barr gives everyone an update on how she’s doing after receiving backlash for referring to Barack Obama’s former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett as the child of “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.” She also tries to clarify her tweets again.
“I want u all2 to know I’m fine. I’ve been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood,” the actress, 65, tweeted on Wednesday, June 13. “Needless2 say I’m NOT what people have accused me of! I’ve never practiced ‘RACISM’ in my entire life & never will.”
Barr goes onto claim that her widely denounced May 29 tweet about Jarrett was her attempt at condemning anti-semitism.
“Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism,” she wrote, referencing the Twilight Zone creator who wrote the script for the 1968 sci-fi movie. “That is what my tweet referred to the antisemitism of the Iran deal [from which President Donald Trump withdrew in May]. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want.”
Not sure if people will buy this one… Barr’s sitcom show was canceled after her rants on Twitter. However, ABC is considering a reboot without her.
Before signing off, the comedian teased that she “will begin to speak for myself in media soon.” But for now, she has been busy “planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief.”
“My faith is stronger today than ever before. I have faith in the American people to free their minds & unite. I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep a lot now-without Ambien too, thank G0D!! goodnight-we are winning! don’t give up! PEACE is coming!”
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Source: US Weekly