Published On: Tue, May 29th, 2018

Roseanne Barr says Valerie Jarrett is an offspring of Muslim Brotherhood and ‘Planet of the Apes,’ apologizes, vows to quit twitter

Roseanne Barr says she is leaving Twitter after apologizing for calling Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, an offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”

Barr apologized then vowed to leave Twitter.

About five minutes later she expanded on her apology. “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr tweeted. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”

She has not tweeted anything since.

In her initial tweet, she referred to Jarrett as “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

It was in response to a tweet referencing a Wikileaks claim that the CIA during Obama’s term in office spied on French presidential candidates.

Barr responded to claims that her tweet was racist by replying “Muslims r not a race.”

Jarrett, an African American, was born in Iran to American parents. Barr’s tweet has since been deleted.

Jarrett declined to provide a comment to The Wrap, but Qasim Rashid, a lawyer and human rights activist, tweeted: “White privilege is being an open racist [and] Islamophobe [and] still getting a prime time TV spot.”

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President Barack Obama walks with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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