Question for a Monday: Is this realy an apology?

NEW YORK -- "In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne."  In the interview, Barr claims she "never would have wittingly called any black person ... a monkey."

Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation."----CBS News

Roseanne Barr's offending tweet re Valerie Jarrett: "It's as if the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a Baby."

Her tearful assertion during the apologetic interview:   “... I don’t agree with her politics and I thought she was white, I did not know she was a black woman.”

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on June 25, 2018 at 7:41am

"I thought she was white, I did not know she was a black woman."

WTF difference does THAT make?  Is it somehow okay to say racist shit about POC and Muslims because you THOUGHT your target was white?  That is no less reprehensible than if she would have thought the Valerie Jarrett was Black or Muslim.

Comment by Ron Powell on June 25, 2018 at 7:53am


Comment by Ron Powell on June 25, 2018 at 8:06am

"Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) was born into a Jewish family living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She became a standup comedian in 1980. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she began to emerge as a celebrity through her role in Roseanne and other public performances.". -----Wikipedia

Suppose ABC had kept her and the show on but required each episode to be preceded by the following disclaimer recited by her:

"Hello, I'm Roseanne Barr. I would like my fans and the viewers of this program to know that I am Jewish and that the character that I portray in this show is in no way a reflection or representation of who I am, or my beliefs,  in my private and personal life.

The character in this show and my public persona and profile  are fictitious and are nothing more than an act. 

Thank you for listening and watching."

I'm wondering:

Did ABC miss a national teaching moment and opportunity by the summary cancellation of her show?

Comment by marshall bjohnson on June 25, 2018 at 8:24am

yet another self-loathing individual projecting their hatred onto others. her envy and greed are beyond repair. her mealy-mouthed apology as ineffectual as her recent comedic efforts. however it might have proved interesting to watch this human being continually degrade herself through her views and unfiltered vitriol. a dragon on the chinese astrology, she is a typical all-bark, no bite bloviator. i should know, as i am born 12 years after barr...

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on June 26, 2018 at 1:24pm

Corporations "teach", if they teach at all, w investments and via what they choose to promote, cancel, or pass on.

What 'teaching moment" could ABC possibly do beyond these options...have a 'national conversation on the air"...?  With or without Ms Barr?

Could they compel Ms Barr to participate w.o guaranteeing her a continuation of her show? What would be the benefit?

Could they have such a Teachable Moment w.o Ms Barr's participation?

Ron, what Teaching Moment(s) did you have in mind when you wrote, above?  

Comment by Ron Powell on June 26, 2018 at 1:27pm

@JW; Read the disclaimer...


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