Roseanne Barr broke down in tears during her first interview after she was fired from her ABC television show for a racist tweet.
“I lost everything and I regretted it before I lost everything,” Barr said in a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Schmuley, released Saturday.
Barr started crying when talking about the remorse she feels over her May attack on Valerie Jarret t, a former Obama administration official.
The “Roseanne” star said Jarrett was a child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”
“I’m a lot of things, a loud mouth and all that stuff,” Barr told Schmuley. “But I’m not stupid, for God’s sake.”
“I never would have wittingly called any black person … they are a monkey,” Barr said.”I just wouldn’t do that. I didn’t do that.”
Barr apologized for being “unclear” in her response to the public outrage.
She later claimed the tweet was a result of using the sleeping pill Ambien.
“I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong. I’m going to accept what the consequences are,'” Barr said.
“But they don’t ever stop,” she added. “They don’t accept my apology, or explanation. And I’ve made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it’s just horrible. It’s horrible.”
ABC quickly cancelled the reboot of her television show.
“I caused pain for my family, I caused pain for my mother, I caused pain to the two hundred out-of-work actors that I loved,” Barr said.”And the crew and writers.”
The network announced earlier this week that the show will continue on without the namesake star.
She admitted in the interview that ABC had asked her to get off Twitter when they hired her.
“And I told them, I promise I will get off Twitter,” Barr told Schmuley. “They said ’cause you’ll shoot yourself in the foot if you’re on there.'”
Barr told the rabbi that she had given money to charities focused on promoting African American children’s education.