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Roseanne Barr Begged ABC to Save Show, Thought Jarrett Was White

Roseanne Barr Begged ABC to Save Show, Thought Jarrett Was White

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By    |   Friday, 01 June 2018 08:22 AM

Roseanne Barr begged ABC to save her show from being canceled earlier this week after she posted racist remarks on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, and said she thought the former senior adviser in the Obama White House was white.

After the network pulled the plug on its top-rated "Roseanne" reboot on Tuesday, Barr said she tried to reason with her boss Ben Sherwood, who is president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, to reconsider the decision, CNN reported.

"I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends," Barr said in a Thursday tweet that has since been deleted.

"I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I'd worked doing publicity 4 them 4 free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged 4 ppls jobs."

Barr detailed their conversation, claiming she thought Jarrett was white when she posted the remark.

"He said: what were you thinking when you did this? I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! He scoffed & said: "what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.' I begged 4 my crews jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg," Barr tweeted, according to CNN.

The whole debacle arose on Monday when Barr proclaimed that, if the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes" "had a baby," it would be Jarrett.

The comment was later deleted and Barr released an apology on Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent ABC from cancelling the "Roseanne" show and prompting Barr's talent agency, ICM Partners, from dropping her as well.

After being axed, Barr announced she would be leaving Twitter. Hours later, however, Barr was back on social media, lashing out at colleagues sharing their views on her racially charged comment.

She then proceeded to retweet dozens of other posts supporting her, which were punctuated with her own original tweets attempting to rectify the situation.

"I failed2 correctly express myself, & caused pain2 ppl," she said in one post to Twitter.

She also noted that the experience was helping her to "move in2 a better place" that would allow her the opportunity to "help suffering people who are homeless battered & hopeless in this world." In her most recent post, Barr again announced her intentions to take a break from Twitter. "I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation," she said Thursday.

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Roseanne Barr begged ABC to save her show from being canceled earlier this week after she posted racist remarks on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, and said she thought the former senior adviser in the Obama White House was white.
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