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Roseanne Barr to George Soros: Sorry for Calling Him a Nazi

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Actress Rosanne Barr arrives for the taping of the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, 2012. (Phil McCarten/File Photo/Reuters)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 June 2018 08:30 AM

Roseanne Barr apologized to George Soros on Twitter on Monday for calling him a Nazi collaborator, the New York Post Page Six reported.

The embattled comedian, who had her hit ABC sitcom reboot canceled last month for what some considered a racist post against former adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett, made the claim May 29 in a tweet addressing Chelsea Clinton, noted Page Six.

Soros, 87, a Jewish billionaire, is a Holocaust survivor who was 14 when Nazis occupied his native Hungary, the Post reported. During an interview with the New Republic, Soros said children were ordered by the Jewish Council to deliver deportation notices to local Jewish lawyers.

He told the magazine that he warned them not to report to authorities instead.

On the same day, Barr posted her Twitter message about Jarrett, which led to a backlash that ended in the cancellation of "Roseanne" on ABC.

On Monday, Barr apologized to Soros.

Soros, a former hedge fund manager, is worth $8 billion and has been a longtime supporter of liberal causes, according to Forbes magazine. He founded Open Society Foundations, which has had expenditures of nearly $14 billion, Forbes noted.

Since the fallout Barr said that she begged ABC to save the show, claiming that he initially thought Jarrett was white when she tweeted: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."

"I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends," Barr had said in a 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."

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