Roseanne Barr Apologizes for ‘Planet of the Apes’ Valerie Jarrett Tweet: ‘My Joke Was in Bad Taste’

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Roseanne Barr apologized to Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday after the comedian made a racially charged joke about the former Senior Advisor to President Obama.

“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks,” said Barr in a tweet Tuesday morning. “I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.

She also added that she was “leaving Twitter” over the latest imbroglio.

The walk-back came just hours after Barr joked that Jarrett — who is African American — was the child of apes and the Muslim Brotherhood in a now deleted tweet.

“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” said Barr in the original tweet in response to a comment about Valerie Jarrett, which left little doubt about who she was referring to.

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