Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Barr praying for 'right words'

to apologize for racial slur

Roseanne Barr has been in damage-control mode ever since ABC canceled her show after she sent out a tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, to an ape.

Her first mea culpa came in an interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach last week in which she wept and said, "I'm not a racist. I'm an idiot."

"I'm a lot of things, a loudmouth and all that stuff," Barr said, sobbing. "But I'm not stupid, for God's sake. I never would have wittingly called any black person ... a monkey."

Boteach has released a second interview with Barr, during which she talks about ABC's Barr-free "Roseanne" spinoff, "The Conners," and her own potential return to television.

She reiterated that she wants to call Jarrett to apologize but that she's "still praying for the right words. …

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