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    'I Thought the B**** Was White': Roseanne Erupts Over Tweet on Obama Adviser

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    Comedian Roseanne Barr has offered a new explanation for her scandalous tweet about Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett being a lovechild of the "Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes." But most netizens just aren't buying it.

    In an emotionally charged video clip discussing the tweet, which cost Barr her hit ABC show "Roseanne, the comedian yelled into the camera that she didn't know Jarrett was an African-American.

    "I though the b**** was white! Goddammit! I thought the bitch was white! F****!" she screamed.

    After getting embroiled in the Jarrett tweet controversy, Barr was defensive at first, tweeting "ISLAM is not a RACE, lefties. Islam includes EVERY RACE of people." Soon after, she apologized, stating she thought Jarrett was "Saudi." After that, she claimed she made the tweet while on Ambien, a sedative known to reduce inhibitions. Ambien maker Sanofi took a shot at Barr, saying racism was "not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."

    Twitter users were divided regarding Barr's latest remarks, with many accusing her of being insincere or saying that the intensity of the video itself had terrified them.

    Others said they felt sorry for Barr as a human being and noted that she was clearly "struggling mentally."

    Some users simply suggested that the media should stop covering Roseanne and let her fade into obscurity.

    Finally, some attempted to shape the story to match their politics, pointing out that Barr was a friend and supporter of Donald Trump or suggesting her remarks were part of an "ode to Trump Racism."

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