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Roseanne Barr Apologizes For Racist Joke About Valerie Jarrett Amid Public Outcry at ABC

Roseanne Barr – better known by her stage name, Roseanne – issued an apology to former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett for saying she was the result if the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”

Barr went on a crazy racist Tweetstorm this morning going after, among others, George Soros, Chelsea Clinton, Chris Cillizza, and Jarrett.

The first offending tweet about Jarrett has since been deleted, but the receipts are still very much available. At first, it looked like Roseanne wouldn’t be rescinding her racist remarks, insisting that Islam is not a race:

Even if we grant that premise (and we don’t), there’s still the matter of the horrible, disgusting Planet of the Apes reference.

Barr is a known conspiracy theorist and mega Trumper who rose to semi-relevance in recent months due to her show, Roseanne, having a successful season premiere back in March.

Apology aside, people were horrified by the tweet and called on ABC to act:

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