Turns out Roseanne is extremely sorry. of the comedian calling into Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast at Stand Up NY and breaking down in tears. She tells the host, “I’m a lot of things. I’m a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I’m not stupid, for God’s sake, and I never would have wittingly called any black person … say they are a monkey. I never would do that! And I didn’t do that. And if people think that I did that it just kills me. I didn’t do that, although they think I did. And if they do think that I am so sorry that I- ya know, it was so unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry but I don’t think that, I never would do that.”
The “that” in this case is a now infamous tweet Roseanne wrote where she talked about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett thusly: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj”, she has since blamed this tweet on everything from , to , to . She’s also seen her sitcom’s reboot canceled and in the recently announced spinoff.
When Boteach asks her if she still regrets and doesn’t excuse her tweet, she replied, “Of course, no I don’t excuse it. I horribly regret it, are you kidding? I’ve lost everything. And I regretted it before I lost everything and I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong.’ I’m willing to accept what the consequences are. And, I do. And I have.” The full podcast episode can be heard below: