Roseanne Barr claims racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett was actually condemning anti-Semitism

Ilana Kaplan
Actress Roseanne Barr claims that her racist tweet was actually condemning anti-Semitism: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr is now claiming that her racist tweet about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was actually denouncing anti-Semitism.

Just as the dust was settling on the row, Barr tweeted on Wednesday night, referring back to the offensive remarks that persuaded ABC to cancel her the recent reboot of her eponymous hit series on May 29.

"Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes," Barr tweeted, referencing the writer of the 1968 science-fiction film.

"It was about anti-Semitism," she continued. "That is what my tweet referred to - the anti Semitism of the Iran deal."

She then cited the nuclear agreement from which President Trump withdrew: "Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want."

In the now-deleted racist tweet that prompted the cancellation of Roseanne, Barr referred to Jarrett, who is African-American, as the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj."

The 65-year-old actress also falsely claimed that Chelsea Clinton married billionaire George Soros' nephew.

She then proceeded to call Soros a "Nazi" who "turned in his fellow Jews."

Following the backlash, Barr blamed her erratic tweets on the sleep medicine Ambien.

On Wednesday, Barr tweeted that she was doing "fine" and was using "this time to reflect," saying that she's "never practised 'racism'" in her life.

She also wrote she has been watching the Thomas Muhammad-directed documentary Malcom X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement saying that the director had called her "immediately" when Roseanne was cancelled.

"Thomas Muhammad has agreed to speak for me, as he knows the work I have done in civil rights against racism ALL MY LIFE & understands my tweet was about Iran’s regime, not race - the website is:," she tweeted.

Barr also urged followers to listen to Kanye West's new album YE saying "it's the greatest thing ever" and told fans that she now sleeps a lot without Ambien

She concluded: "Guys, I have been planting trees digging in the earth singing and feeling a great deal of relief I will begin to speak for myself in media soon."