Roseanne’s odd apology tour

Roseanne’s odd apology tour

Roseann Barr, center, pictured with her TV family, apologized on Twitter for the tweet and said she is no longer on the social media site. (@RoseanneOnABC/Twitter)

WASHINGTON— Roseanne Barr is certainly showing contrition after comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape in her now infamous tweet.

But then again, she isn’t.

But then again, she is.

Watching Barr’s twitter feed is enough to give you whiplash. Since offering her initial apology, she has had a hard time sticking to it.

Shortly after the controversy hit a fever pitch, Roseanne offered an apology and said that she would be leaving the social media site.

“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. 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 tweeted, after writing she was quitting Twitter,” Roseanne wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

“I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter,” in a follow-up that has also been deleted.

The departure was short lived. Since then, she has moved between offering additional apologies, launching fresh attacks and telling her supporters to stand down while simultaneously retweeting them in droves.

Here’s an (attempted) breakdown of the twists and turns.

On the day the show was canceled, Roseanne leapt into an odd defense: her belief that Jarrett was Arab and therefore the comparison to an ape was not racially loaded.

She then followed by apologizing to Jarrett directly.

The next day, she started with a now-deleted tweet noting that she had made her comments after taking the sleep medication Ambien.

Later, she urged her followers to stop voicing their support and lamented that she has been “labelled a racist over one tweet-that I regret even more.”

But then she started thanking those who continued to come to her defense.

And then she went back to her previous argument that she didn’t know Jarrett was black.

Then she had some mixed messages for those who weren’t placated by her initial apology.

As the day went on, she started turning on her former colleagues.

But then she said that she understood why they would move away from her.

Not long after, Barr said she stood by her apology, but began to get a little combative.

Later, Roseanne joined the president and started pointing fingers at others who have made controversial remarks with less severe consequences.

This included retweeting one supporter who dredged up a fake tweet Joy Behar supposedly sent.

She then made an appeal for more followers in an effort to fight back.

Which was strange because she said she was moving on one tweet later.

The next day, she appeared to move back toward acceptance.

This included fresh apologies.

On Friday, Roseanne is scheduled to hold her first public interview with comedian Joe Rogan on his podcast.

Which Roseanne shows up, however, remains to be seen.

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