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Roseanne Barr Claims She Was Trying To Say The Iran Deal Is Anti-Semitic When She Tweeted About Jarrett

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Roseanne Barr claimed she was trying to say the Iran nuclear deal was anti-Semitic when she tweeted a racist comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett that led to her show being canceled.

“1) I want u all [to] know I’m fine. I’ve been using this time [to] reflect & [to] gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood.. Needless [to] say I’m NOT what people have accused me of! I’ve never practiced ‘RACISM’ in my entire life & never will. Meantime…(next page),” the 65-year-old actress tweeted to her followers Wednesday night.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Actress Roseanne Barr speaks during SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Actress Roseanne Barr speaks during SiriusXM’s Town Hall with the cast of Roseanne on March 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

“I’ve been watching this new doc called ‘Malcolm X: An overwhelming Influence on th Black Power Movement.’ Directed by my dear friend Thomas Muhammad (my campaign manager in 2012) who called me immediately when my show was canceled,” she added, before insisting that her “Planet of the Apes” tweet “referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal.”

Barr’s original tweet read, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

The “Roseanne” star apologized for the racist tweet and has since vowed to “make restitution for the pain she caused.”