While discussing the tweet and the cancellation of the recently rebooted Roseanne show, the real life Roseanne seemed scattered at times, and bounced from one topic to another. Finally, after some prodding, she looked at the camera and offered this apology to Jarret:
I'm so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist, because it wasn't. I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that and for that I apologize.
Barr then offered to discuss the issue with Jarrett so they could "move past this."
.@therealroseanne on her initial reaction to the blowback from her controversial tweet: "The first thing was shock… https://t.co/12I7E9FXxD— Fox News (@Fox News)1532654114.0
.@therealroseanne on her controversial tweet: "That is a tweet about asking for accountability from the previous ad… https://t.co/uawkwQdTIq— Fox News (@Fox News)1532653812.0
.@therealroseanne: "To me comedy is very personal. That's what makes it funny." #Hannity https://t.co/E6PuN17Mlh— Fox News (@Fox News)1532655164.0
.@therealroseanne's message to Valerie Jarrett: "I'm sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that and fo… https://t.co/MRO7kIVOpn— Fox News (@Fox News)1532656066.0
You can see the entire interview below.
Social media reactions were unsurprisingly mixed.
@FoxNews @therealroseanne Why does Roseanne have to keep apologizing? The left has said so many mean things about… https://t.co/IP447TQ9Sb— Tamara Collum (@Tamara Collum)1532655613.0
@FoxNews @therealroseanne Roseanne is shocked her politically motivated racism was called regular racism.— Matthew SNOWFLAKE❄️AF (@Matthew SNOWFLAKE❄️AF)1532676120.0
@FoxNews @therealroseanne I read a book years ago called everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten. What… https://t.co/KqgEC6lm5A— realtruth04🌊🌊 (@realtruth04🌊🌊)1532660077.0
@FoxNews @therealroseanne You were awesome on Hannity.— patce Thornton (@patce Thornton)1532661443.0
@FoxNews @therealroseanne Oh boy - talk about #desperate for a distraction from the #TrumpCrimeFamily .— Susan Medici (@Susan Medici)1532667513.0
@FoxNews @therealroseanne We could also not defend and interview a racist. But maybe that’s just me. #RoseanneBarr #Hannity— Alexander Walsh (@Alexander Walsh)1532671453.0
@FoxNews @therealroseanne Awesome interview!— Carla LeQuire (@Carla LeQuire)1532654654.0
This doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.