An interview Roseanne Barr gave to a celebrity rabbi, in the days after her infamous twitter rant, was released Sunday, showing a weeping Barr pleading for forgiveness and saying “I’m not a racist. I’m an idiot.”
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach released the emotional podcast interview, Barr’s first since ABC canceled the show “Roseanne.” Boteach, a longtime spiritual adviser for Barr, asked her why she would write something that was in such “complete contravention” of her Jewish values.
“I’m a lot of things, a loud mouth and all that stuff,” Barr said, sobbing. “But I’m not stupid for God’s sake. I never would have wittingly called any black person. . . a monkey. I just wouldn’t do that. I didn’t do that. And people think that I did that and it just kills me.”
No Roseanne your comment was not stupid – it was exactly what you thought – would happen when a the Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes merged they would form a Black Woman
- Step 1: Express Remorse. Every apology needs to start with two magic words: “I’m sorry,” or “I apologize.” …
- Step 2: Admit Responsibility. Next, admit responsibility for your actions or behavior, and acknowledge what you did. …
- Step 3: Make Amends. …
- Step 4: Promise That It Won’t Happen Again.
Barr and executive producer Tom Werner reached an agreement that will allow Werner Entertainment to produce the spinoff for ABC without further creative or financial participation from Barr.
Still, Barr will retain all rights to her Roseanne Conner character and any future spinoffs or reboots beyond the one announced Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter said, citing sources.