Valerie Jarrett on Roseanne Barr's racist insult: 'Tone starts at the top'

Former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett suggests President Trump's 'tone' is partly to blame for Roseanne's racist tweet

Former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett suggests President Trump's 'tone' is partly to blame for Roseanne's racist tweet

Fisher responded to Barr's joke and the show's cancellation by releasing a statement to his Twitter page in which he expressed sorrow for the many "Roseanne" workers who lost their jobs.

The hosts of ABC's The View trashed Roseanne Barr after their network cancelled her show following her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. The post said she went too far, it was "egregious indefensible" and asked people "don't defend it please".

"Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me".

Roseanne Barr was not happy after reading her former Roseanne costars' responses about the sitcom's reboot being canceled in the wake of her racist tweet.

Barr also said her firing "worked out" because she "would leave when they started to try to censor me". Other stars of Roseanne have also condemned Barr's comments.

Barr, 65, also issued a formal apology statement in which she expressed deep regret and apologized to Jarrett, ABC, and the cast and crew of her show. "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse", Barr wrote, without specifying which comedians she was referring to.

She was the subject of a now-deleted tweet penned by comedian Roseanne Barr, who said Ms Jarrett was the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes.

Later, Barr denied that she was putting the blame on Ambien, saying it was "just an explanation not an excuse".

Roseanne Barr continued her apologies Wednesday morning on Twitter, one day after ABC canceled her hit sitcom. "What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency".

"Don't feel sorry for me, guys! I cracked & made a stupid insensitive joke-it's my fault". "I'm fine. I'm anxious about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense".

"Anyone who worked on "Roseanne" 88'-94' knows there's a 50% chance Rosey calls me today & tells me to go fire Donald Trump", he wrote. Through her selection of retweets, Barr implied that she was sacked over her support for President Trump.

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