- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Roseanne Barr went on a tweetstorm late Wednesday insisting that her tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett that resulted in the canceling of her wildly successful “Roseanne” reboot was actually about anti-Semitism, not race.

“Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism,” Ms. Barr wrote. “That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want.”

Ms. Barr was widely condemned last month after she compared Ms. Jarrett, who is black, to a “Planet of the Apes” character.

“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” the comedian tweeted May 29.

Ms. Barr issued an apology and called it a “bad joke,” but the backlash was swift. Her hit ABC reboot, which debuted to more than 27 million viewers, was canceled after just one season.

“My childhood was spent growing up in an apartment house owned by my grandmother filled with survivors of Auschwitz and Belsen,” Ms. Barr continued Thursday morning. “I am an advocate 4 them & for all oppressed ppl. I will always be 4 FREEDOM FROM MOB MENTALITY.”

“There’s a lot more to say and believe me I will at the right time and the right place,” she added.

Ms. Barr, who has been unusually quiet since the controversy, also updated her fans that she’s doing “fine” and will talk to the media in the near future.

“I want u all2 know I’m fine. I’ve been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood.. Needless2 say I’m NOT what people have accused me of! I’ve never practiced ‘RACISM’ in my entire life & never will,” she wrote.

“Guys, I have been planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief. I will begin to speak for myself in media soon,” she continued. “My mind went into deep shock and my body too. I see clearly now-“

“My faith is stronger today than ever before. I have faith in the American people to free their minds & unite,” she added. “I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank G0D!! goodnight-we are winning! don’t give up! PEACE is coming!”


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